This introductory course aims to build the capacity of community health workers on oral health promotion, oral disease prevention, and control to meet some of the unmet demand for oral health services and strengthen the oral health system through a cross-cutting approach (e.g., integration of oral health into noncommunicable diseases prevention and control) in the context of Universal Health Coverage.
This course will consist of a competency-based training module for community health workers in line with “Promoting Oral Health in Africa” and “Mobile technologies for oral health: an implementation guide” and teaching support materials for the designated trainers who will introduce the competency-based modules to community health workers.
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This course consists of five modules for community health workers. As community health workers, these modules can be utilized for self-learning but we would like to recommend using this course with a designated trainer.
If you are a designated trainer, please review the special module for designated trainers in addition to modules 1-5 for community health workers.
This course includes additional reports and resources you can browse and utilize based on your role in your community as appropriate.
Course duration: Approximately 5 hours.
Certificates: A Certificate of Achievement certificate will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available in all graded assessments. Participants who receive a Record of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.