COVID-19: Clinical Trials 101 Training

This activity is presented by Safer Care Texas for Community Health Workers.

Many racial and ethnic minority groups are being unequally affected by COVID-19. The term “racial and ethnic minority groups” includes people of color. They have a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. But, some experiences are common to many people within these groups. 

Inequality in the social determinants of health, such as poverty and lack of healthcare access, work together, and limit health and quality-of-life. This is true with Covid-19 outcomes and risks. To achieve health equity, barriers must be removed to testing, clinical trials, and vaccines. This 2.5 state certified credit hours training discusses the potential health impacts of COVID-19 involving racial disparities. Overall, COVID-19 recovery efforts will need to address inequities including decisions related to vaccine trials, treatments and vaccines once they are available. This training imparts the knowledge and skills needed for CHWs to play a key role in bridging gaps in COVID-19 recovery efforts. 

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Stay current on health issues affecting clients and know where to find answers to difficult questions.
  • Organize with others in the community to address health issues or other needs/concerns.

Emily Spence, MSW, PhD
Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity
Associate Professor, School of Public Health

Director, Community Outreach Core, Texas Center for Health Disparities
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth


Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC
Assistant Professor, Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, School of Health Professions

Clinical Executive for Health Literacy, SaferCare Texas
Fellow and Project Director, Texas Center for Health Disparities

Community Partner:

Denise Hernandez, PhD, MPH, CHWI
Founder & President, DFW-CHW Association

Community Health Workers

This activity is State Certified for 2.5 credits for community health workers.


All information contained within this activity is intended for educational purposes only. 

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