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Welcome to ASPIN’s Certified Community Health Worker Certification Program!
The Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction and the Indiana State Department of Health have jointly approved a training and certification process for the Indiana Community Health Worker Program. ASPIN is certified to provide this training online.
What is a Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW)?
The CCHW is a front line public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CCHW to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence or service delivery. (American Public Health Association)
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have at least a high school diploma or GED.
Must have a personal email address (a computer and internet access is required).
Upon completion of the 20 hour online training, and passing a final examination, each participant will be certified as a Community Health Worker eligible for employment in organizations serving families, the elderly, children and youth including outpatient medical / behavioral providers, hospitals, medical clinics, schools, churches and community centers.
Community Health Worker (CHW) Topics:
|Session One||Session Two||Session Three|
|1. Program Introduction||7. Communication Skills||13. Motivational Interviewing|
|2. Core CHW Skills||8. Practices That Promote Health and Wellness||14. Coaching Consumers for Positive Health Outcomes|
|3. Ethics||9. Physical Health/Chronic Disease Overview||15. Tobacco Treatment|
|4. Diversity/Cultural Competency||10. Behavioral Health Overview||16. Group Facilitation Skills|
|5. Conflict Management||11. Substance Use Disorders||17. Advocacy, Collaboration and Teamwork|
|6. Technology||12. Integrated Care Model||18. Securing Employment as a CHW|
Helping Employers Train Hoosiers for Next Level Jobs
More than one million jobs must be filled in Indiana over the next 10 years. To help Hoosier employers fill these jobs, Indiana has created the Employer Training Grant. The Employer Training Grant reimburses employers who train, hire, and retain new or incumbent workers to fill in-demand positions within recognized job fields. The grant will reimburse employers up to $5,000 per employee who is trained, hired, and retained for six months, up to $50,000 per employer.
Reimbursable training cost of up to $5,000 for newly trained employees that are trained, hired, and retained for 6 months; current employees must see a wage gain from the start of training to the completion of training. There is no current wage requirement for training new hires.
What are Employer Training Provider Options?
- Pre-Approved Providers
- Accredited, post secondary institutions
- Training providers on DWD’s eligible training provider list.
For these other training options, the employer or training provider must submit training information to DWD, including the curriculum for the training, and will verify that the training:
ASPIN Community Health Worker Certification Program
Indianapolis, Indiana (Marion County)
Provider Status: Staff Approved 100% Online: $1000.00
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The cost for the online training is $1000.00 per student.
Discounts are available for large groups and ASPIN Member organizations.
Please contact us for the discounted pricing options .
ASPIN has been certified as a Eligible Training Provider AND the ASPIN Certified Community Health Worker program has been approved by the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development:
https://www.indianacareerconnect.com Program Number 10319
ASPIN is a Charter Member Organization of:
ASPIN is certified to provide the continuing education credits through the following professional organizations:
- Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board- Category I
- The Association for Addiction Professionals- NAADAC
- Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse – ICAADA
- Indiana State Psychology Board
550 Congressional Blvd., Suite 120
Carmel, IN 46032
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