Programs for Community Health Workers

Project ECHO Nevada (PEN) provides multiple programs for Nevada Community Health Workers (CHWs). We value Nevada CHWs and the work they do to support our community with knowledge and skills around taking care of themselves and their health.  As of early 2024, the current PEN programs offered include: HPV Vaccination, Nutrition Education to Combat Diabetes, and Diabetes Self-Management Skills. Each of these programs includes case-based learning with subject matter experts and flash talks to support continuing education that is vital to keeping up with best practices. We appreciate your time in reviewing our programs and look forward to having you join us.   

Diabetes Self Management 

This series will assist Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Nevada with support in helping their clients who live with diabetes in developing and maintaining self-management skills when it comes to managing their diabetes. We will discuss tools, resources, and strategies to support NV CHW’s as they support their clients living with diabetes. The planned curriculum will include topics around healthy eating when eating out and self-management skills like monitoring blood sugars, foot care, eye care, and how to handle sick days. We will discuss resources so that the NV CHWs has a good understanding of how to support their clients live their best life despite having diabetes. We will be using case-based learning as the main part of this ECHO program and invite all CHW’s with an opportunity to discuss strategies and tools that they can use to help their clients. The specific CHW skills that will be addressed during this program include: Advocacy Skills, Communication Skills, Promoting Healthy Lifestyle/Health Eating Active Living, Individual and Assessment Skills, and Community Capacity Building. 

Diabetes Self Managment ECHO Webpage 

HPV Vaccination 

Being held in partnership with the American Cancer Society, this six-part ECHO series will consist of 60-minute teleconference sessions focused on supporting Community Health Workers (CHWs) with HPV vaccination and prevention. Sessions will focus on addressing myths related to the HPV vaccine, reviewing guidelines for the age of administration, and techniques for communicating effectively with parents and clients. Our goal is to create a safe space for CHWs in Nevada, Michigan, and Oregon to collaborate with each other and other subject matter experts to share challenges, successes, and best practices in implementing HPV vaccinations for their community.

HPV Vaccination ECHO Webpage 

Nutrition Education to Combat Diabetes 

This clinic is aimed at Community Health Workers with specific aims to help increase their capacity knowledge base with respect to diabetes education. Our goal with this series is to increase confidence and skills for Nevada's Community Health Workers who work with patients/clients with diabetes by providing evidence based resources, tools, and support. This program not only gives CHWs an opportunity to review and discuss their clients with an expert in the field, it also provides didactic topic areas focused on Easy Wins and Lifestyle Strategies for Using Nutrition to Combat Diabetes.

Nutrition to Combat Diabetes ECHO Webpage 


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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.0 hour of nursing continuing education credit. Nevada State Board of Nursing provider number 120894-1.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 

The Nevada Certification Board for Community Health Workers has approved this training for 1.0 hours of CEUs per session.