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Self-Management for Chronic Conditions: Helping Clients to Help Themselves


Enroll to learn how to work with your clients to help them manage their chronic conditions.

About this Independent Study

This course was first released in December of 2020 and updated in October 2022.

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 course is for community health workers and other health care staff who work in the community.


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

  1. Describe 2-3 strategies for helping clients manage their chronic condition(s).
  2. Demonstrate 1 – 2 counseling skills to help clients adopt healthier behaviors.
  3. Identify at least 1 resource that you can recommend to help clients strengthen their self-management behaviors.

Continuing Education 

Continuing Education for Community Health Workers (CHW)

This course offers 2.5 DSHS-Certified Continuing Education Hours for Community Health Workers.

Competencies Covered:

  • Interpersonal– 0.5
  • Communication– 0.5
  • Capacity-Building– 0.5
  • Knowledge Base– 1.0

Cardea is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide continuing CHW hours in Texas, Certification #44


This course is a collaboration between Cardea and the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

UT School of Nursing


This educational module was developed with grant funding support from Austin Public Health.

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Here is the course outline:

1. The Power of CHWs: Raising Awareness and Offering Help for Mental Health and Substance Use

2 hrs, 30 min

2. Certificate

Select a certificate to complete the course.


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion
Community Health Worker (CHW) TX
Certificate of Completion
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