Minnesota CHW Curriculum

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CHWs holding training certificates.Core competencies courses (nine credit hours) in the Minnesota CHW curriculum include:

  • Role, Advocacy, and Outreach
  • Organization and Resources
  • Teaching and Capacity Building
  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Coordination and Documentation
  • Communication and Cultural Competency
  • Knowledge base (health promotion competencies)
  • Internship

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The Minnesota CHW core curriculum is offered through several community colleges and other post-secondary schools and consists of 14 credit hours, including a capstone internship experience at the end of the program. Each curriculum component begins with a focus on the CHW’s role in that topic area.

The majority of the curriculum relates to core competencies, paralleling those we discussed earlier. The courses are:

  • Role, Advocacy, and Outreach
  • Organization and Resources
  • Teaching and Capacity Building
  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Coordination and Documentation
  • Communication and Cultural Competency

The seventh course, “health promotion competencies,” is described on the next slide.