Arizona Administrative Code
Title 9 - HEALTH SERVICES
Chapter 16 - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES - OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING
Article 8 - COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
Section R9-16-806 - Continuing Education

Universal Citation: AZ Admin Code R 9-16-806

Current through Register Vol. 30, No. 12, March 22, 2024

A. A certified CHW shall complete 24 hours of continuing education hours within the two years prior to renewing certification specified in A.R.S. § 36-765.02.

B. Continuing education shall:

1. Directly relate to CHW core competencies including services, skills, and knowledge that:
a. Facilitates access to quality of care delivery and health outcomes for clients receiving services; and

b. Expands health and wellness in diverse communities to reduce health disparities;

2. Have educational objectives that exceed an introductory level of knowledge related to health and community services; and

3. Consist of courses related to core competencies, such as:
a. Health and social service systems;

b. Disease prevention to help manage health conditions;

c. Health promotion education;

d. Health literacy and cross-cultural communication;

e. Referrals and providing follow-up;

f. Individual support and coaching;

g. Outreach methods and strategies;

h. Client and community assessment;

i. Health education for behavior change;

j. Provide direct services;

k. Home visits to provide education, assessment, and social support; and

l. Support, advocacy, and health system navigation for clients.

C. A continuing education course developed, endorsed, or sponsored by one of the following that meets the requirements in subsection (B):

1. National Community Health Worker Training Center;

2. Arizona Community Health Workers Association;

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Training and Continuing Education;

4. Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers;

5. National Commission for Health Education Credentialing;

6. American Diabetes Association;

7. Western Region Public Health Training Center;

8. Indian Health Service; and

9. Other certified CHW training programs approved by the Department.

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