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Beginning 20th October on Coursera
Training provided by William Brieger, Johns Hopkins University
Volunteer community health workers (CHWs) are a major strategy for increasing access to and coverage of basic health interventions. Our village health worker training course reviews the process of training and continuing education of CHWs as an important component of involving communities in their own health service delivery. Participants will be guided through the steps of planning training and continuing education activities for village volunteers. The course draws on real-life examples from community-directed onchocerciasis control, village health worker programs, community case management efforts, peer educators programs and patent medicine vendor training programs, to name a few.Course Syllabus
1. Learning processes with adults2. Identification and recruitment of trainees3. Determining training needs for village volunteers4. Setting learning objectives5. Selecting appropriate learning methods6. Mobilizing resources and planning logistics for training7. Implementing the training program8. A sample lesson/training session9. Evaluation and follow-up10. Supervision and continuing education
Recommended Background
Some background in community health programs is helpful but not necessary
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