Jul 11, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HEAL 101 - Community Health Worker I 4 hours


This course will introduce the student to the roles, responsibilities and core competencies of the community health worker (CHW). The evolution of the CHW in the United States and throughout the world will be explored. Students will examine the topics of health, public health, social determinants of health and cultural humility. This course will cover the concepts of population health, disease prevention and health promotion. The role of CHWs in overcoming health inequalities and promoting social justice will be discussed. The student will learn how health care services are financed and public policy is made in the United States. Students will apply concepts learned in this course through home visits, client centered interviews and counseling as well as home environmental assessments in the community.



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