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Training & Education

Training is supervised by the Director of Community Health and will be provided in Aurora. We are partnering with the Colorado School of Public Health for basic CHW training according to their existing curriculum. Alternatively, we can enroll CHWs in community navigator training provided by either the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver Health, or Community College of Denver. The Fields Foundation will supplement this curriculum with material specific to Original Aurora. Supplemental training is delivered in a problem-based fashion. CHWs learn from sample cases facilitated by the Executive Director, Director of Community Health, and partners from the Anschutz Medical Campus. The full curriculum encompasses basic information about childhood diseases, EHR use, professionalism, confidentiality, cultural competency, health systems, health disparities, resource navigation, behavior change techniques, goal setting, and feedback.

Colorado Access offers additional coaching, training, and consulting according to our organization’s assessed needs. We will utilize their expertise in developing our final training program.