Community Health Promotion

Program Title: Community Health Promotion
Delivery: Classroom
Credential: Certificate
Program Length: 25 Weeks / 630 Hours

Tuition Fee: $7,250.00
Program Availability: Full time or Part time
Offered: This program is available with Monthly start dates at the North Bay Ground Campus

Fees & Expenses
Tuition fees listed are in effect for this academic year.
• Registration Fee: $100.00
• Textbooks: $700.00
• Tuition Fee: $6,450.00
• Advanced Standing Fee: $100
• Total Tuition & Fees: $7,250.00

Program Description

The Community Health Promotion (CHP) entry to practice program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively deliver community health promotion education by providing quality health promotion, prevention and healthy lifestyles in the community.

As a member of the inter-disciplinary Health Care Team, the Community Health Promotion (CHP) worker is 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. Community Health Promotion (CHP) workers educate, promote and monitor the community for general health, trends and lifestyles.

Students will complete their structured classroom program based on 25.2 hours per week over a span of 25 weeks. Course topics include: health promotion, assessing health needs, health promotion in action, communicating health promotion information, community mobilization & building community capacity, diversity and inclusiveness and partnership and collaboration strategies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe foundational knowledge and skill requirements for health promotion.
  • Discuss the essentials of partnering with communities to gain an understanding of the health status and priorities of the population to inform options for health promotion action.
  • Outline how to plan, implement, evaluate and modify health promotion action by working with community and other stakeholders.
  • Identify how to communicate health promotion information effectively with diverse audiences using appropriate approaches and technologies.
  • Explain how to facilitate community mobilization and strengthening community capacity around shared health priorities using a participatory approach.
  • Discuss how essential diversity and inclusiveness are to promote health and reducing health inequities through valuing participation of individuals, groups and communities with different perspectives and experiences.
  • Discuss partnership and collaboration strategies to work effectively with community members and stakeholders across sectors to enhance the impact and sustainability of health promotion action.
  • Discuss the role of a CHP as a member of an inter-disciplinary team and a role model.
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge and skill requirements for health promotion.
  • Demonstrate effective partnering with communities to gain an understanding of the health status and priorities of the population to inform options for health promotion action.
  • Plan, implement, evaluate and modify health promotion action by working with community and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate communicating health promotion information effectively with diverse audiences using appropriate approaches and technologies.
  • Demonstrate facilitating community mobilization and community capacity around shared health priorities.
  • Contribute to diversity and inclusiveness by valuing the participation of individuals, groups and communities with different perspectives and experiences to promote health and reduce health inequities.

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.

College Eligibility

  • Admissions – Grade 12 or Equivalent or Mature Test Wonderlic SLE (Scholastic Level Exam) – Min. Score 16 Prior to Practicum: * Min mark of 60% in theory and practical application of theory
  • Current Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR Certification
  • Negative Police Check, including vulnerable sector.
  • Medical form from a Canadian licenced physician stating fitness to complete the practicum and absence of communicable diseases.

Theory Component Credit
Students may receive credit for their theory hours if they have taken previous related courses by challenging the module test, and if application, the performance demonstrations for that course. The student must achieve a minimum passing score of 70% on the test/demonstration. The amount of credit is then determined on an individual basis after an interview the Admissions Director and a review of the student’s transcript of marks for the previous courses taken. The maximum credit that can be is granted is 30 hours of the total 1000 theory hours. *Practicum Component Credit – students may also receive credit for Clinical Placement hours. The student will require a letter from his/her employer(s) indicating the length of employment, duties performed and a general evaluation of the student’s abilities as a caregiver. Credit will be granted for the associated validated number of field work hours. Students must have a copy of their CHP skills passbook completed by one employer and this passbook will be required as part of the validation process of granting advanced standing for the practicum component.

All requests for advanced standing of courses must be processed through the completion of the advanced standing application form and accompanied with a $100.00 non-refundable fee. Applications must be completed in full and supporting documentation attached, including copies of course transcripts in English.”

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.

Practicum/Off-Site Placement
The practicum component of the CHP program involves the student in 2 placement opportunities. These practicums will provide the student with the opportunity to observe and work with other CHPs working in a basic introductory role in the community and then later in the program at a more advanced level. It will allow students exposure to individuals working in these fields and increase awareness of the roles and responsibilities in a CHP role in the community.

Course Subjects

Health Promotion Fundamentals
Assessing Health Needs Basics
Health Promotion Action Essentials
Communicating Health Promotion Information Basics
Community Mobilization & Building Community Capacity Introduction

Diversity and Inclusiveness Fundamentals
Partnership and Collaboration Strategies Fundamentals
Foundations of a CHP Inter-disciplinary Team
CHP Basic Skills Practicum

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Course Descriptions

Health Promotion Fundamentals (60 Hours)
In this subject student will learn the fundamental of health promotion from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical and medical sciences to promote health and prevent disease, disability and premature death through education-driven voluntary behavior change activities.

Assessing Health Needs Basics (60 Hours)
Students will learn the basics of assessing community health strengths and needs at the foundational level when working with community members and community health partners. Students will learn healthy behaviours and the tools that determine actions needed for health promotion in the community.

Health Promotion Action Essentials (60 Hours)
In this subject student will learn the process of health promotion at multiple levels of influence. Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health using a multi-pronged approach and thereby improve community health. Students will learn that community participation is essential to sustain health promotion action.

Communicating Health Promotion Information Basics (60 Hours)
In this subject student will learn the practice of communicating promotional health information through health education with community members and community partners. Students will learn the purpose of communicating health information to influence personal health choices by improving health literacy.

Community Mobilization & Building Community Capacity Introduction (60 Hours)
In this subject student will be introduced to the concepts of community mobilization and building community capacity. Students will explore ways to facilitate community mobilization and strengthen community capacity around shared health priorities through participatory decision-making processes.

Diversity and Inclusiveness Fundamentals (60 Hours)
In this subject student will learn the fundamentals of diversity and inclusiveness including the dimensions that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another with mutual respect. Students will also learn how diversity and inclusiveness are applied to promote health and reducing health inequities. They will also learn how to work with communities using processes that value participation of individuals, groups and communities with different perspectives and experiences.

Partnership and Collaboration Strategies Fundamentals (60 Hours)
In this subject student will learn the fundamentals of partnerships and collaboration to work effectively as a member of an inter-disciplinary team. Students will also learn how these partnerships and coloration enhance the impact and sustainability of health promotion action.

Foundations of a CHP Inter-disciplinary Team (60 Hours)
In this subject student will learn the essential elements of functioning effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provision of relevant services and programs within the CHP role. Students will also learn how to establish and maintain clear and appropriate boundaries between personal and professional relationships and the ongoing requirements for continuous professional development.

CHP Basic Skills Practicum (150 Hours)
Students will participate in front line basic CHP services found within a variety of team and community settings, including liaison, coordination, interventions, screening and facilitation while functioning as part of an inter-disciplinary team.