1. Ryan White Program, EHE Community Health Worker Program → Module 1

*Health & Human Rights (CC1.c)


Description
This CHW training should define broad public health terms such as diversity, multiculturalism, cultural competence, cultural humility, discrimination, race, gender, ethnicity, ageism and health disparities, specifically differences in incidence, prevalence, mortality and disease burden that exist amongst different populations, and how their role plays an integral part in combating public health issues.

Course Topics:
1. Demonstrate the link between health and human rights
2. Recognize how the social and economic conditions in places where people live, learn, work, and play can affect their health outcomes
3. Explain why health disparities exist amongst different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups
4. Understand how eliminating health disparities can result in individuals and communities achieving their full health potential
5. Appreciate how the importance of a humble and respectful attitude towards individuals of different cultures can help us learn about their lived experiences and help us serve them better.

Learning objectives:
1. Students will learn to demonstrate the link between health and human rights
2. Students will learn to recognize how the social and economic conditions in places where people live, learn, work, and play can affect their health outcomes
3. Students will learn explain why health disparities exist amongst different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups
4. Students will learn to understand how eliminating health disparities can result in individuals and communities achieving their full health potential
5. Students will learn to appreciate how the importance of a humble and respectful attitude towards individuals of different cultures can help us learn about their lived experiences and help us serve them better.

Core Competencies:
1. Communication
1d. Communicate with empathy
1h. Communicate with the community served
2. Relationship-building
2e. Manage conflict
2f. Practice cultural humility
4. Capacity Building
4a. Help others to identify goals and develop their fullest potential
4b. Work in ways that increase individual and community empowerment
4c. Network, build community connections and coalitions
4d. Teach self-advocacy skills
5. Advocacy
5c. Speak up for individuals and community
6. Education and Facilitation
6e. Seek out appropriate information and respond questions about pertinent topics
6f. Find and share requested information
6g. Collaborate with other educators
9. Professional Conduct
9e. Pursue continued education and lifelong learning opportunities
9g. Observe ethical and legal standards (e.g. CHW Code of Ethics, American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA))
10. Knowledge Base
10a. Social determinants of health and related disparities
10b.Pertinent health issues

Instructor Information:
Robin Hetzler
rhetzler@mcdph.org
Content
  • Health & Human Rights Introduction
  • Facilitator Bios
  • Health and Human Rights Module
  • Homework Assignment: Due 8/11 by 2:59 pm
  • 8/11/21: Health & Human Rights Live Session at 3 pm
  • Post Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed