Training Programs

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

Sickle Cell Disease Community Health Worker Training

September 13 – November 29, 2021

Deadline to apply: September 3, 2021

Cost of Training:  $1,060

A limited number of scholarships are available.

The course is offered completely online. At the conclusion of the course, students must pass a final exam.

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 Kevin Amado at or call 410-528-1555.