Before you can build...

You need a solid foudation

You are a trusted member of your community, a front-line health worker that understands the language, experience, and culture of the people you serve. Hopefully you have a deep knowledge of the resources, relationships, and needs of your community members, but do you understand public health concepts? Are you prepared to address the social factors that hinder health? Can you navigate complex healthcare systems to improve access to care? If not, no worries. You have come to the right place. 

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

1- Define community health working, identify where CHWs work, the populations they serve, and the health issues they address

2-Define public health and explain how the field of public health is different from the field of medicine

3-Identify health care programs, insurance coverage, and other resources that serve low-income clients


This e-learning program meets CHW core competency requirements for CHW certification and continuing education. Umemba Health, LLC is an approved Texas DSHS-certified continuing education program from CHWs and CHW Instructors. (Certificate Number 64, Expiration Date 3/31/2022). This course is pending approval for Texas DSHS-certified CEs.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Welcome and Course Overview

    • Housekeeping Items and How to Obtain CEs

    • Instructor Introduction

  • 2

    Community Health Working

    • What is Community Health Working?

    • What kind of work do CHWs do?

    • Why is CHW Work Important?

    • Do you have what it takes to be a CHW?

  • 3

    CHW Models of Care

    • CHW as member of the care delivery team

    • CHW as Navigator

    • CHW as Health Educator

    • CHW as Organizer

    • CHW as Outreach Specialist

  • 4

    CHW Roles vs Competencies

    • CHW Roles & Responsibilities

    • CHW Core Competencies

    • Eight (8) Core Competencies

  • 5

    Public Health Overview

    • What is Health?

    • What is Public Health?

    • Three Core Functions of Public Health

    • Social Ecological Model

    • The Social Determinants of Health

  • 6

    U.S. Healthcare Overview

    • Healthcare Providers

    • Healthcare Financing

    • Medicare and Medicaid

    • Other Government Programs

    • The TRIPLE AIM of Healthcare

  • 7

    Downloaded List of Resources

    • Resources

This Course Is For YOU If....

  • You are a lay-person interested in Community Health Working

  • You are a front-line health worker seeking more information about community health working, public health, and the healthcare system

  • You are a Community Health Worker or other healthcare or public health professional needing continuing education hours or seeking professional development training

Course Extras!

Educational resources, virtual community, and live sessions

  • Bonus materials

    Downloadable resources to enhance learning

  • Virtual Community

    Course participants get access to private FB group to share information, get support, and network with other learners

  • Live sessions

    Ask questions in real time. Solidify your learning with 3-live instructor-led sessions.

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Meet Your Course Instructor

Quisha Umemba

The Founder of Umemba Health LLC, Quisha is a Registered Nurse with a Masters degree in Public Health. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a Certified Lifestyle Coach, and a Certified Community Health Worker Instructor. As an educator and consultant, Quisha works with community organizations, social service agencies, government agencies and healthcare systems to help them prevent and manage chronic disease in their patient populations. Having developed, implemented, and overseen numerous health initiatives and community collaborations, Quisha noticed a need for more training and education for health and public health professionals. To this effort, she created Umemba Health Academy providing continuing education and professional development training for CHWs and other front-line health workers.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does this course start and end?

    This course includes 3-live instructor-led sessions and therefore includes a firm start and end date. This course lauches on July 1st and ends July 31st.

  • What if I can't make the live sessions?

    The live sessions will be recorded and uploaded into the course for you to review at your convenience.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    You will have lifelong access to the course including any and all course updates and revisions.

Seating is limited. Save Your Seat Now!

This course launches July 1, 2020. Spread the word!

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