Community Health Promotion

  • Program TitleCommunity Health Promotion
    Delivery: Online
    Credential: Diploma
    Program Length: 4 Semesters (Two years)
    Program Availability: Full time or Part time
    Offered: This program is available starting every Monday.

    Program Description

    The Community Health Promotion (CHP) employee is responsible for participating in the delivery of community health promotion and prevention of educational resources. To provide quality health promotion, prevention and healthy lifestyles in the community. As a member of the Health Care Team, he/she is also responsible for liaising between patients, families, community and health care providers to ensure community members understand their lifestyle, and are receiving appropriate care and health education. The incumbent will also educate, promote and monitor the community for general health, trends and lifestyles.

    This program is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively deliver health care promotion, prevention services, and act as a community healthcare promoter, educator and advocate.

    Students have one-hundred and four (104) weeks to complete their program requirements, starting from the date of their first course.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Promote community health and wellness lifestyles in Indigenous communities.
    • Promote community healthy living and prevention education in Indigenous communities.
    • Keep current with relevant local, national and global health care and issues, trends, technologies and standards to support health and guide professional development.
    • Use current and emerging technologies to support the management, analysis and presentation of health information.
    • Identify and report situations of neglect, and potential, alleged or witnessed/actual incidents of abuse, and respond in accordance with all applicable legislation and employer’s policies and procedures.
    • Use identified approaches and best practices to support positive and safe behavior in clients experiencing cognitive impairment, mental health challenges and/or responsive behavior’s.
    • Promote and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for clients, their families, self and others including the implementation of infection prevention and control measures and emergency first aid procedures that are in keeping with the plan of care/service plan, employer policies and procedures, and all applicable legislation.
    • Collaborate with individuals in the selection and adoption of strategies that will enable them to take control of and improve their health, fitness, and wellbeing.
    • Develop, implement, and evaluate activities, programs, and events which respond to identified needs and interests of clients and maximize the benefits of health, fitness, and well-being.
    • Support health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities.
    • Employ and adapt formal and informal strategies to support the learning of people with developmental disabilities.
    • Conduct oneself professionally and adhere to relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics.
    • Manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and per set priorities.
    • Coordinate the collection, analysis, distribution and response to communications in the workplace to facilitate the flow of information.
    • Operate and provide support to others related to the use of office equipment and technologies.
    • Evaluate, establish and administer health records management systems to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records.
    • Produce financial and client billing records for health services by compiling relevant information and using accounting software.
    • Produce health documents and reports using available technologies and applying industry standards.
    • Use interpersonal and client service skills to respond to the diverse needs of clients, their family members and the health care team.
    • Identify and use community support effectively and efficiently in health service operations.

    Your Career

    The Community Health Promotion employee directly impacts individuals and the community by working with health care providers and the community to promote, educate and provide information and support about healthy individuals, families and communities based on a holistic approach to health and health care. He/she will perform a wide variety of health promotion and prevention in groups that encourage prevention, and intervention when necessary.
    The Community Health Promotion employee will provide up-to-date information and resources to promote healthy lifestyles through education workshops. The incumbent also monitors the home and community to identify the required resources, interventions and community promotions needed. You will be required to research and produce community relevant resources to ensure that the individuals in the community understand and appreciate the information being provided.

  • Admission Requirements

    College Eligibility

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
    • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate; OR
    • General Educational Development (GED); OR
    • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

    Call the Admissions Office at 1 (800) 267-2577 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

    Application Process
    Program intake – Apply to this program by visiting our Registration page. If you are entering into this program as a mature student please attach your resume when submitting your registration information online.

  • Courses

    Semester 1 (480 Hours)
    Basic Study Skills
    General Education Electives
    Roles, Responsibilities and Resources
    Introduction to Health Education, Health Promotion, and Program Planning
    Planning a Health Promotion Program
    Implementing a Health Promotion Program
    Evaluating a Health Promotion Program

    Semester 2

    Semester 3

    Semester 4 (480 Hours)
    Field Placement Preparation, Observation and On-the Job Training

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  • Course Descriptions

    Semester 1
    Basic Study Skills
    This course enables students to identify their personal learning style and learn about key study skills such as: mind mapping, time management, keeping a study diary, reading and writing techniques, as well as listening, speaking and telephone techniques.

    General Education Electives
    Employers value staff who have a broad-based education. It makes them more adaptable in a workplace that is constantly changing. As a result, General Education courses are offered to help students gain a wider view of the world by enrolling in courses that are outside their chosen program. The knowledge gained from these courses is intended to develop a good understanding of social responsibility and strengthen a student’s ability to participate actively and fully in society.

    The following General Education Electives are available for the CHP Progam:

    • Communications Strategies
    • Active Listening
    • Building Self Esteem and Assertiveness Skills
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Public Speaking: Presentation Skills
    • The Minute Taker’s Workshop
    • Disability Awareness
    • Leadership Skills for Supervisors: Communication, Coaching, and Conflict
    • Business Writing That Works
    • Accounting Skills Development
    • Research Skills

    Roles, Responsibilities and Resources of CHP
    This course is designed to teach students to take a proactive role in planning, developing and implementing health promotion and health education activities. This is accomplished through clinics, workshops and activities which ensure aboriginal cultural values are maintained. The main role of this course is to motivate community health representatives to participate in health programs and to assume active responsibility for improving and maintaining optimum level of health and contribute to improved community health conditions.

    Introduction to Health Education, Health Promotion, and Program Planning
    This course will describe the relationship among good health behavior, health education, and health promotion. Students will examine the difference between health education and health promotion and identify the assumptions upon which health education is based.

    Planning a Health Promotion Program
    This course provides students with the basic information needed to plan a health promotion program. This course also presents students with the tools they will need to develop a successful health promotion program in a variety of settings.

    Implementing a Health Promotion Program
    This course presents information used in implementing a health promotion program. The course identifies important components related to implementation and address the challenges one may face during the implementation process.

    Evaluating a Health Promotion Program
    This course presents students with an overview of health promotion program evaluation processes, including how to plan an evaluation, how to analyze and interpret data, and how to report evaluation results.

    Semester 2
    To be announced.

    Semester 3
    To be announced.

    Semester 4
    Field Placement Preparation, Observation and On-the Job Training
    This orientation will provide the student with the opportunity to observe health promotion in a community setting. It will allow students exposure to individuals working in these fields and increase awareness of the roles and responsibilities of community health promotion. Field placement preparation students will learn about the roles and responsibilities of community health promotion, and the placement opportunities available that will help facilitate progression towards their professional goals and aspirations. Students will be introduced to placement search techniques, field placement learning objectives, roles of agency supervisors, and college advisors and complete the necessary forms and paperwork required for field placement as well as participate in the selection process for field placement.

  • Fees & Expenses

    Tuition fees listed are in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Application Fee: $100.00
    • Textbooks: $975.00
    • Postal Fee: $49.00
    • Tuition Fee: $3,825.00

    Total Tuition & Fees: $4,949.00 per Academic Year.