COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

Certificate Training for Pharmacy Technicians 

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August 16 - December 10

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Community Health Workers are an important resource for communities, connecting individuals and families to services and information they need. CHWs in Pharmacies make a difference to the local communities they serve.

Community Health Workers in the Pharmacy

  • Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of the community served. This trusting relationship enables CHWs to serve as a liaison between health & social services to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
  • CHWs also build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.
  • Community Health Workers are increasingly recognized for their powerful potential role in improving the health care system. Recent studies have demonstrated that CHWs can help to reduce costs and improve care – key goals of most states’ health care priorities.

What you'll learn

This course will prepare Pharmacy Technicians to practice within the pharmacy as Community Health Workers (CHW).

Throughout the 16-week certificate course, you'll participate in topic discussions, engage in shadowing experiences, complete patient case reviews, and build a community resource binder that will serve as a toolkit for your work as a Community Health Worker. As part of this course, you'll complete 60 hours of service or experiential learning related to your studies.

Pharmacy Technicians who complete this course will learn to:

  • Effectively communicate with patients

  • Identify and connect with local community resources

  • Provide patient education

  • Document patient encounters

  • Oversee referral processes, including follow-up and monitoring

For Missouri Pharmacy Technicians: Successful completion of this course will result in a certificate recognized by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

Requirements to participate 

  • Pharmacy Technician 
  • English language learner 
  • Attendance & commitment to the class schedule  
  • Basic computer skills and access to the Internet

Cost

This 16-week certification course costs $1,280

Scholarships are available for Missouri Pharmacy Technicians! 

Schedule

Registration is now open for our 2022 cohorts: May (registration closed) and August.

  • 16-week commitment
  • Attend weekly 2-hour, evening classes
  • Complete 60 hours of service/experiential learning

 

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