The class modules and discussion with other participants made me more aware of how my actions and personal biases can get in the way of creating a inclusive environment. I am also more sensitive to the way others behave (towards me or other people) and can see how their own personal biases may lead the interaction to happen in that manner. Prior to the course, I thought if we have diversity, then it is all good. But now after the course, I realize that having diversity is good, but not good enough if we don't have inclusion in the equation. That is a big eye opener for me.
This registration is for the ONLINE portion of the hybrid course only. When in-person workshops are scheduled, a separate registration is available.
This course focuses on chronic disease, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and control. This is the online portion of a hybrid course which includes this online component and a one day skills practice workshop designed for patient navigators, care coordinators, clinical and non-clinical practice staff.
This online portion includes the pre-work required for the in-persion workshop and disease modules that can be viewed at any time.
The in-person session provides for practice and observation of the behavioral skills.
Recommended Prerequisite: Level 1 Patient Navigator Fundamentals Course (or see course instructor)
Additional Recommended Prerequisite for attending the in-person workshop: Advanced motivational interviewing (MI) or a total of 12 hours of MI training (or see course instructor). You can access this online module prior to completing these prerequisites. You will not be able to register for the in-person workshops unless you have completed this online course and the prerequisites or obtained permission from the course instructor.
The learning objectives for this course are:
1. Articulate the patient navigator role in CVD prevention through supporting behavior change.
2. Implement two supportive tools to enhance behavior change.
3. Identify three community programs for cardiovascular disease prevention, chronic condition, self-management, healthy eating and physical activity.
4. Identify patient education resources and organizations to support CVD and diabetes prevention and management.
Contact Patricia Valverde PhD MPH if you are unclear whether you meet the prerequisites for the online course or in-person workshop at Patricia.Valverde@ucdenver.edu .