Building Holistic Partnerships with Older Adults



The Rhode Island Parent Information Network and Rhode Island College’s Institute for Education in Healthcare have partnered to deliver a free, live, virtual training for Certified Community Health Workers aspiring to earn the new Specialty in Older Adults certification. The training will provide you with knowledge of the following:

  • CHWs, Aging & the Workforce
  • Sociological Contexts of Aging: Obstacles & Opportunities
  • Practice Perspective: Building Partnerships that Empower
  • Social Determinants of Health & Aging: Obstacles & Opportunities
  • Threats to Health Aging: Behavioral Health Challenges & Dementia
  • Healthy Aging
  • Empowering Partnerships & Resource Navigation

Training will be comprised of weekly synchronous Zoom sessions, 9 am -Noon, and weekly asynchronous assignments and activities requiring about 3 hours of additional time from January 14, 2021 – March 18, 2021.


  • Rhode Island CHW Certification (or currently in process of applying for)
  • Experience working or volunteering with the older adult population
  • Approval by supervisor to spend allotted time for live training sessions

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Please email CHWARI Director Sarah Lawrence with any questions at

This training is funded by the Rhode Island Foundation and is free for participants.