CHW COVID-19 Vaccines 101 - 2023-25

This training identifies how CHWs can serve as a link to educate people about COVID-19 vaccines and facilitate community recovery. This includes vaccine clinical trials/research studies, treatments, and vaccines. CHWs learn about providing health-literate information within the cultural practices of their community. This helps people make informed decisions. CHWs help by reducing barriers and increasing health knowledge thus, building community capacity to improve Covid-19 outcomes. 


Target Audience

This activity is intended for community health workers.

Learning Objectives

When you complete this module, you will be able to:

  1.  Describe current COVID-19 health issues affecting patients/clients and know where to find answers to difficult questions.
  2. Explain basics principles of verbal an non-verbal communication.
  3. Listen actively, communicate with empathy, and gather information in a respectful manner.
  4. Disseminate information to clients/patients and groups in a clear and concise way.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • 2.00 HSC Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


In accordance with the appropriate accrediting bodies, all planners, teachers, and authors with control over activity content are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships (those held by the person, currently or within the last 24 months) with ineligible interests. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Division of Academic Innovation's office planning team nor the subject matter experts have anything to disclose.

Primary Authors

Portrait image of Teresa Wagner


Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWCAssociate Professor, Health Administration & Policy, School of Public Health
Associate Professor, Personalized Health & Well-Being, School of Health Professions
Interim Director and Clinical Executive for Health Literacy, SaferCare Texas
Director, Texas State Certified CHW/CHWI Training Program
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth


Instructional Design
Brenda Wilson, MS, CHCP
Senior Instructional Designer
CE & Assessment Department, Division of Academic Innovation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Accreditation Statements

Community Health Workers
This activity is State Certified for 2.0 credits for community health workers.

Community Health Worker Competencies Covered

  • Knowledge Base - 1.0 hour
  • Communication - 1.0 hour

Certificate of Attendance

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity for 2.0 hours of participation.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • 2.00 HSC Participation


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Accessibility Statement

If you require special assistance to participate in this activity, please call (817) 735-2539 or email: An Equal Opportunity University.