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Postpartum Depression: How CHWs Can Help


Take this course to learn about postpartum depression, including signs, symptoms, and steps to take if you suspect a client is experiencing depression.

About this Independent Study

This course was originally released in 2018. Once registered, you must complete the course within 150 days, or you will be deactivated. To be reactivated, contact us.

Who Should Take This Course 

This 1.5 hour course is designed for community health workers and community outreach/education staff. Other staff who work with clients who have given birth recently will also benefit.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the CHW will be able to:

  • Identify at least 2 – 3 signs & symptoms of depression
  • List the risk factors for postpartum depression
  • Describe screening tools for mental health
  • List steps CHWs can take to address mental health

Continuing Education

Texas community health workers (CHWs) can apply for 1.5 hours of continuing CHW education.

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing education credits by: The Texas Department of State Health Services.


Thanks to our partners:


This project is funded with a grant from St. David’s Foundation

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Here is the course outline:

1. Postpartum Depression Content

This self-paced course offers an overview of postpartum depression, including signs, symptoms, and steps to take if someone suspects a client is experiencing depression.

2. Certificate

Complete the anonymous evaluation, answer continuing education related questions, and select a certificate.


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Community Health Worker (CHW) TX
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