Career Readiness for Community Health Workers

3.0 CEs available

Course Description

Learn the skills and competencies you need to look for, apply to, interview for, and gt promoted on a CHW job.

This course features workshop recordings from the 2022 UHA Summer Session Series.
The Summer Sessions Series was a 3-workshop series of Professional Development Forums that featured topics centered around CHW professional development.

Each workshop is eligible for 1 hour of certified Continuing Education credits for a total of 3.0 credit hours.

See a short description of each workshop below:

Texas CHW Certification Process- (CEs available for Texas residents only)
An overview of the initial and renewal certification process for CHWs residing in Texas.

CHW Career Readiness
How to search for, apply to, interview for, and advance in a CHW position.

CHW Career Pathways
An overview of the various CHW Career Pathways and a Q&A with guest panel.

"I feel much more knowledgeable about being a CHW than ever before. I believe the different job roles/titles helps a lot when job searching , which I am doing now. I feel more comfortable that my skills will bring value to an organization and confident about how to present what I can offer. Thanks."

M.A. - Course Participant

Course Curriculum

Quisha Umemba

Known as “The Trainer’s Trainer”, Quisha Umemba is the CEO of Umemba Health LLC. She is a subject matter expert in public health and population health strategies that support workforce development and organizational performance, and she sought out for her expertise in clinical subject matters. Boasting multiple certifications and an impressive work history, Quisha has developed, implemented, and overseen numerous health initiatives and community collaborations throughout her 20+ years of experience. A nurse with a public health background, Quisha has a multifaceted, blended expertise that enables her to design uniquely specialized curricula and training programs with multi-level interventions. The result of her training programs is a multidimensional skillset that learners are immediately able to apply to the real world, improving public health and changing lives one person at a time.