Date of Submission

Fall 11-28-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Dr. Trinette Radasa

Second Advisor

Dr. Jo Loomis


Background: Rural population accounts for 15% of the population in the United States of America. Rural residents have a higher risk of health disparities than urban populations. The significant health inequities in the underprivileged population include a higher incidence of chronic diseases, lack of access to healthy foods, health care, health insurance, unhealthy eating habits, poor socioeconomic status, cultural and language barriers, and lack of health literacy.

Problem: The population in Fresno and Tulare County in Central Valley, California, is underprivileged, lacks access to proper health care and has higher rates of health disparities. The Save the Children organization’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve these counties. Context: Save the Children (STC) is a global organization collaborating with the University of San Francisco, developing a curriculum to educate community health workers (CHWs) in Fresno, Tulare County, in California. Proposed Interventions: Curriculum and five teaching modules will be developed in a free canvas platform with topics including Motivational interviewing, Advocacy, Communication skills and conflict resolution. Each teaching module will include learning objectives, roleplays, and case studies to solve. Proposed Outcome Measures: The study participants' confidence level, knowledge, and competency will be evaluated with a five-point Likert scale survey before and after each teaching session. Additionally, a qualitative survey about the effectiveness of the teaching program and periodical feedback will be received before and after this program.

Included in

Nursing Commons