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Central Valley Health Policy Institute

Training & Facilitation

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CVHPI offers trainings and training development to community-based organizations, public health leaders, and many more. To promote health equity, CVHPI develops and facilitates trainings to enhance workflow, offer technical assistance, establish key public health foundations, support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and provide a platform to improve health equity. 


In providing these trainings across the San Joaquin Valley, CVHPI strives to provide organizations and public health leaders with opportunities of growth and confidence-building towards a more just San Joaquin Valley. CVHPI’s staff develops modules to best reflect the missions and goals of a specific organization. Furthermore, Spanish translations and interpretations may be available pending availability of CVHPI staff. 

Elevating the Central Valley 

Previous training modules served a wide range of populations: community health workers, dentists, public health leaders, public school staff and faculty, community members, and more. CVHPI dedicated their time to tailoring each training modules to meet the needs and demands of organizations and their projects. Navigate below to read brief descriptions on various training modules conducted over the years:

Coordinated community health worker (CHW) staff training about COVID-19 policies, sciences, and updates. Additionally included work capacity building, technical skills, and mental health modules, including self-care. 

The Fresno Developing the Regions Inclusive Vibrant Economy Initiative offered community members with technical support and data collection training to integrate community into major housing systems. These etrainings taught key data skills collection and methods to lay persons in order to develop a robust civic infrastructure that can transform disproportionately impacted neighborhoods.

Modules trained CHWs in childhood and adulthood nutrition, preconception health throughout life, and core biological concepts related to preconception health. The primary method of learning used a “teach the teacher” strategy so CHWs could then teach community members the same topics. Training involved a module to train CHWs to teach community members, and a second module for CHWs to deliver and adopt for community members. 

Since 2005, CVHPI provides professional growth and development opportunities to emerging local and regional leaders. Participants of HPLP will explore key issues in health policy as they connect with other emerging leaders. The vision of HPLP is to build capacity through a network of multi-sector professionals who gain valuable knowledge and leadership skills in health equity. 

In partnership with a local Fresno County medical center, trainings connected dental professionals and CHWs with information and demonstrations about appropriate oral health and its impact on chronic conditions and health. 

Training Modules 

For a sample list of past training topics, please navigate through the boxes below to view topics.

  • Social Determinants of Health 
  • Health Disparities 
  • Health Equity and Justice
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) 101
  • HIPAA Basic Training for Privacy and Information Security
  • Community Resources (Identifying and Using Community Resources for Referrals)
  • Misinformation/Disinformation, Vaccine Hesitancy, & De-Escalation
  • COVID-19 Right to Payments

  • Basics to Oral Health & Disease
  • Oral Disease & Life-long Health Impacts
  • Communicating about Oral Health 
  • Comprehensive COVID-19 Trainings 
  • COVID-19 Variants of Concern
  • COVID-19 Endemic 
  • BINAX COVID-19 Antigen Test Material
  • Monkey Pox
  • Human Anatomy & Reproductive Health
  • Health Integrations of Preconception Health
  • Mental Health in the Community
  • Mental Health & You
  • Heat Illness & Prevention

  • Family Dynamics
  • Childhood Lifestyle & Nutrition
  • Adulthood Lifestyle & Nutrition
  • Youth & Social Media 

  • Health Literacy: Review and Practice
  • Secondary Data Research & Analysis
  • Data Collection and Management
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Application of Data to Intervention Work
  • Survey Development
  • Data Tracking & Survey Tools
  • Data Collection Methods & IRB
  • REDCap Introductory Training
  • Contact Tracing with CalCONNECT
  • Technology 101 for COVID-19 Work

  • Access & Support for People with Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+ Sensitivity
  • Working with a Young Audience
  • Youth High School CHW Training 

  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards: Applications and Practice
  • Doctor Patient Communication 
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Facilitate Group Learning
  • Leadership Styles
  • Agents of Change
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Diffusing a Situation
  • How to be a Good Presenter


If you have questions, would like to receive a quote, or would like to book with CVHPI for training(s), please contact Dr. Tania Pacheco-Werner (