Community Health Worker
ABOUT THE TRAINING
An employer must formally sponsor a trainee prior to the start of the training. It is vital that the employer has the resources necessary for the trainee to meet the Supervised Experience required activities. The CHW “Manual for Supervised Experience” is available for sponsoring Facilities/Agencies, Instructors, and Preceptors. Scholarships to cover the cost of the training are available through the BHWET grant funded by HRSA. The host facility will pay the participant’s training cost up front and then would be reimbursed upon the participant’s completion of the training.
- A high school diploma or GED is preferred
- All trainees must be sponsored by an employer, as 25 hours of supervised experience are required to complete the training.
- If needed, completion of a Computer Literacy Assessment &Training.
- Employers may have additional requirements (talk to your employer).
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE TRAINING?
The cost of the training is $1,500 per participant. Training fees are due at enrollment. Scholarships to cover the training cost are available upon successful completion of the training.
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Julie Russell RN has been an instructor since 2012 for an Instructor Led CNA Course in Powder River County. Julie has been teaching online CNA courses with Montana Health Network/NE MT AHEC since July 2017. Julie began teaching the Community Health Worker training program in May 2018. Julie has extensive healthcare experience in frontier Montana. Some of Julie’s healthcare roles include: long term care, Federally Funded Community Health Center, Community Health, School Nursing, and Limited Permit Radiology. Julie is excited to share her extensive experience to aid in building a Community Health Worker Program in eastern Montana.