Welcome to the Healthy Start Community Health Worker Course!

We recommend you complete all modules and units in the order they are presented below. You may complete an entire module in one visit or break the activities up into several visits.

The Healthy Start Community Healthy Worker Course Table of Contents below is where you will access all modules and track your progress through the course.

As a reminder, you need to be registered as a user with the Healthy Start EPIC Center online community and logged in to access the course and track your progress. The unit titles below will appear blue when you are logged in to the site. To access the unit of your choice, click the blue unit title.

Healthy Start Community Health Worker Course
Welcome to the Healthy Start Community Health Worker Course! We recommend you complete all modules and units in the order they are presented below. You may complete an entire module in one visit or break the activities up into several visits. The Healthy Start Community Healthy Worker Course Table of Contents below is where you will access all modules and track your progress through the course. As a reminder, you need to register as a user with the Healthy Start EPIC Center online community to access the course and track your progress. Log in here!
Module 1 Healthy Start 101
We recommend you complete all units in the order they are presented. This will take about 2 hours. You may complete all activities in one visit or break it up into several visits.
Unit 1 Orientation
Unit 2 Introduction
Unit 3 Healthy Start Basics - Why?
Unit 4 Healthy Start Basics - What, Who, & Where?
Unit 5 Healthy Start Basics - How?
Unit 6 Healthy Start Framework & Guiding Principles
Unit 7 Healthy Start Impact on Participants
Unit 8 Role of Community Health Workers in Healthy Start
Unit 9 Healthy Start Outcomes, Benchmarks, & Data Collection
Unit 10 Real World Practice
Unit 11 Go a Little Deeper
Unit 12 Wrap Up
Unit 13 Knowledge Check & Badge
Module 2 Preconception & Interconception Health
We recommend you complete all units in the order they are presented. This will take about 3 hours. You may complete all activities in one visit or break it up into several visits.
Unit 1 Orientation
Unit 2 Introduction
Unit 3 Webinar - Preconception Care
Unit 4 Contraception
Unit 5 Scenario - Shonda (Preconception)
Unit 6 Scenario - Aisha (Interconception)
Unit 7 Webinar - Reproductive Life Planning
Unit 8 Video - Preconception Health
Unit 9 Real World Practice
Unit 10 Go a Little Deeper
Unit 11 Wrap Up
Unit 12 Knowledge Check & Badge
Module 3 Prenatal Health
We recommend you complete all units in the order they are presented. This will take about 4 hours. You may complete all activities in one visit or break it up into several visits.
Unit 1 Orientation
Unit 2 Introduction - Prenatal Health
Unit 3 Introduction - Prenatal Care
Unit 4 Webinar - Prenatal Care
Unit 5 Scenario - Alicia (Substance Use)
Unit 6 Scenario - Shawna (Missed Appointments)
Unit 7 Videos - Pregnancy Month by Month
Unit 8 Labor & Delivery
Unit 9 Webinar - Breastfeeding (Educating Families)
Unit 10 Webinar - Breastfeeding (Preparing for the Hospital)
Unit 11 Care of Newborn Baby
Unit 12 Real World Practice
Unit 13 Go a Little Deeper
Unit 14 Wrap Up
Unit 15 Knowledge Check & Badge
Module 4 Postpartum Health
We recommend you complete all units in the order they are presented. This will take about 3 hours. You may complete all activities in one visit or break it up into several visits.
Unit 1 Orientation
Unit 2 Introduction - Postpartum Health
Unit 3 Introduction - Postpartum Care
Unit 4 Webinar - Postpartum Care
Unit 5 Scenario - Tabitha (Reproductive Life Plan)
Unit 6 Scenario - Gloria (Gestational Diabetes)
Unit 7 Video - Postpartum Depression
Unit 8 Webinar - Breastfeeding
Unit 9 Reproductive Life Planning
Unit 10 Care for Baby
Unit 11 Real World Practice
Unit 12 Go a Little Deeper
Unit 13 Wrap Up
Unit 14 Knowledge Check & Badge
Module 5 Parenting & Child Development
We recommend you complete all units in the order they are presented. This will take about 2 hours. You may complete all activities in one visit or break it up into several visits.
Unit 1 Orientation
Unit 2 Introduction
Unit 3 Webinar - Parenting & Child Development 0-2
Unit 4 Child Development & Milestones
Unit 5 Father/Partner Involvement
Unit 6 Safe Sleep
Unit 7 Scenario – Toya (Safe Sleep)
Unit 8 Baby & Toddler Safety
Unit 9 Scenario – Kristy (Soothing a Crying Baby)
Unit 10 Reading
Unit 11 Positive Discipline
Unit 12 Snapshots - Positive Discipline
Unit 13 Real World Practice
Unit 14 Go a Little Deeper
Unit 15 Wrap Up
Unit 16 Knowledge Check & Badge