Community Health Advocate Program

Community Health Advocate Program
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 8:00am - Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Audience: Those over the age of 21 who want to serve as a lay advocate in the community.
Method: In-person Instructor-led
Instructors: Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA and Dr. John Stone, MD, PhD
Registration deadline: 8/24/19
Cost: $295 (Cost includes CPR and First Aid certification.)

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This course is held Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon. Class will not meet on October 19 due to Fall Break.

This program provides training to lay volunteers in Omaha who want to become health advocates within their communities. You’ll learn about prevention, identification and treatment of chronic disease and gain the tools you need to navigate the health care system. As a community health advocate, you’ll help improve the health of your community.

Candidates for the Community Health Advocate Program must:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be able to read, write and understand English at a 6th grade level or above
  • Be willing to undergo the training by Creighton University, the Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs Department, the Center for Promoting Health and Health Equity and its annual continuing education program
  • Be reliable and dependable


Participants will be prepared to be community health advocates within their communities and expand their understanding of:

  • Community health advocate values and qualities
  • Health disparities
  • Chronic diseases
  • Health literacy
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Basic anatomy
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • First aid
  • Vital signs
  • Navigating the health care system
  • Public safety strategies
  • Cultural humility

Student interactions and viewpoints are a vital part of our rich learning environment. For this reason, Creighton reserves the right to cancel courses and issue refunds in the case of low registration numbers. 

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