Training Programs

Our training program covers the core competencies of community health workers, and includes additional concentration on sickle cell disease. Live lectures, in-class assignments and homework provide a wide array of learning opportunities.

Sickle Cell Disease Community Health Worker Training
Starting July 8, 2019 • 11AM – 5PM

Application Deadline is June 28, 2019

If you have a passion for community health or you have been personally affected by SCD, SCDAA encourages you to apply for the CHW Training. Course begins July 8, 2019 on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 11AM EST­ – 5PM EST.
Coursework is done online, except for 80 hours of fieldwork (40 hours in a community organization and 40 hours in a medical institution). At the conclusion of the course, students must pass a final exam.


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Interactive Webinar

Classes are taught using a live interactive webinar format. Instructors are national leaders in their respective fields. The interactive format allows students to learn from industry leaders without having to travel. We utilize a user-friendly webinar software to ensure the class is accessible for all levels of technological expertise.

Field Experience

A valuable part of the CHW training program is obtained through the hands on field work experience provided by our partner community based organizations within your local area. Preceptorships require 40 hours of clinic, community and field experience.


The National Community Health Worker exam assesses student knowledge and skills obtained during program training. Analysis of student learning includes evaluating the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will be utilized in both the community and medical settings such as: learning duties of a CHW, providing patient intake services, presentation and communication skills, linking resources, building community relationships and more.

If you have any questions, please contact SCDAA Community Engagement Manager Shantia Fitzgerald at or call 410-528-1555.