Training and Learning Programs for Volunteer Community Health Workers

Learn how to organize and deliver training and learning programs for volunteer community health workers.

About The Course

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?

Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.

  • Do I need to speak English to take this class?
Yes. Lectures will be delivered in English, and assessments will be conducted in English. 

Recommended Background

Some background in community health programs is helpful but not necessary.