Training and Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health Workers

Training and Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health Workers is an online course offered by Johns Hopkins University. This course reviews the process of training and continuing education among Community Health Workers (CHWs) as an important component of involving communities in health delivery services. Program training steps and continuing education activities for village volunteers will also be discussed. This course will also draw on real life examples in disease control, village health worker programs, community case management efforts and peer educator programs. This beginner level course takes 6 weeks to complete, with 2 to 3 hours devoted per week to activities in the modules. Each module contains a series of videos and readings, in addition to a quiz that will gauge individual’s understanding of the material. Individuals will also write a paper on a training plan that they create. Those who receive passing grades on all assignments will complete the course.

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