Become a Community Health Worker Trainer to Advance Community Health in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health’s Center for HIV/STI Integration and Capacity in collaboration with the Office of Population Health Improvement are partnering with HealthHIV to launch the TEACH training curriculum, a specialty education training for Community Health Workers in the State of Maryland.

Together Elevating and Advancing Community Health (TEACH) is a specialty training curriculum for Community Health Workers (CHWs) who wish to gain or increase their knowledge in HIV, STIs, viral hepatitis, and drug user health. TEACH training strengthens and expands the CHW workforce capacity by:

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TEACH CHW Training is provided in English by English-speaking trainers. If you require an accommodation or service to fully participate, please contact Dr. Melissa Kelley, Director of Training at (202) 507-4732 or [email protected] not less than 10 days before an event to discuss.

TEACH Specialty Training

TEACH training is designed to enhance the Maryland Community Health Workers’ understanding of HIV, STIs, viral hepatitis, and drug user health in an effort to combat and reverse the increasing rates of new HIV infections, STI cases, viral hepatitis, and to promote the health and well-being of individuals in an evidence-based, compassionate, and culturally-appropriate manner.

The TEACH training curriculum provides a multi-modal learner experience toward the achievement of competencies in the four (4) topic areas and the Maryland Department of Health’s nine (9) core CHW competencies. TEACH provides a comprehensive, skills-building that will:

  • Promote cultural responsiveness and structural competence
  • Ensure information provided about populations in the status-neutral HIV/viral hepatitis/STI care cascades are addressed
  • Account for diversity in language and English proficiency, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, class, country of origin, and age
  • Be available publicly and free of charge to organizations in Maryland

This training is a blended learning program consisting of six (6) online learning modules and a two (2) day intensive in-person training. To attend this training, participants should have completed the online sections of the TEACH curriculum. To complete the course and begin training staff, you must complete all modules of the course.

This training qualifies towards the 20 hours of professional development required for CHW certificate renewal.

TEACH Train the Trainer Curriculum Overview

Module TitleDelivery
TimeTarget Audience
Presentation SkillsOnline45 MinMaryland CHWs with an interest
in becoming trainers for other CHWs
Instructional SkillsOnline30 MinMaryland CHWs with an interest
in becoming trainers for other CHWs
Facilitation SkillsOnline30 MinMaryland CHWs with an interest
in becoming trainers for other CHWs
HIV From Prevention to Treatment: HIV
Basics for Community Health Workers
Online45 MinAll Maryland CHWs
Sexually Transmitted InfectionsOnline45 MinAll Maryland CHWs
ABCs of Viral HepatitisOnline45 MinAll Maryland CHWs
For Yourself, For the Community:
Mental Health, Bias, and Values
Online45 MinAll Maryland CHWs
Day One
  • Communication Skills
  • HIV
  • HIV Messaging
  • Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea
  • STI Messaging
In Person6 HrAll Maryland CHWs who have
completed the online curriculum
Day Two
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis Messaging
  • Drug Use Terminology
  • Drug User Health
  • Harm Reduction
  • Stigma
In Person6 HrAll Maryland CHWs who have
completed the online curriculum

TEACH Train the Trainer Schedule

Registering for Training

These trainings are open to any Community Health Worker in Maryland, especially those interested in or already working in the infectious disease and/or sexual health fields in the State of Maryland.

Train the Trainer registration is for individuals who are Community Health Workers in the State of Maryland and who want to become trainers of the TEACH curriculum and provide training to other CHWs in the State of Maryland.

Not a Community Health Worker in Maryland? Go to: for more information.

Accessing the Learning Modules

If you have registered for a TEACH: Train the Trainer session, seven (7) eLearning modules are to be completed before attending the live training. 

An access key will be provided to registered learners about 2 weeks before each live TEACH: Train the Trainer training. Instructions will be sent to the email address used for registration.
To access these modules, please select the button below.

TEACH: Train the Trainer

May 9–10, 2024

Online Training Session #9

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TEACH: Train the Trainer

June 4–5, 2024

Online Training Session #10

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