Epilepsy Self-Management Training for Community Health Workers (CHW) includes background information, talking points, and examples of actionable epilepsy self-management topics and strategies CHWs might address. This online course includes information and activities on epilepsy and its comorbidities.
The presentations within this on demand course were created as part of the American Academy of Pediatrics Project ECHO Series targeting Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the summer of 2021. Developed in partnership with Umemba Health LLC, a public health education and consulting agency, Dallas, Texas
The course is intended for Community Health Workers and Promotores.
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Yes, continuing education for Community Health Workers has been provided by Umemba Health LLC. Umemba Health is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide CHW and CHW Instructor certification and continuing education. (Certificate #64, Expiration 2/2024).
The presentations within this on demand course were created as part of the American Academy of Pediatrics Project ECHO Series targeting Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the summer of 2021. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U23MC26252, Awareness and Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy cooperative agreement. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.
This on demand course was supported by UCB, a pharmaceutical company, as part of a financial assistance sponsorship to the Epilepsy Foundation. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by UCB. This sponsorship of this course by UCB will conclude on June 30, 2023. Developed in partnership with Umemba Health LLC, a public health education and consulting agency, Dallas, Texas
Instructors must divulge at the beginning of the course any vested interest in any product, instrument, device or materials that may be used in the learning event.
The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities for all persons and does not discriminate or retaliate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, citizenship or legal immigration status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state and local laws (“protected status”). The following individuals have been designated to receive inquiries or complaints regarding the Foundation’s anti-discrimination policy:
Name: Danielle Solomon
Title: Vice President, Human Resources
Students, prospective students and third parties contact:
Name: LaQueisa Haynes-Smith
Title: Director, Training & Education