Our Vision: Standing on the edge of connectivity; bridging the resource gap by reducing barriers to health and socio-economic well-being.
"What We Offer"
Florida Certification Board CCHW training
Personalized business coaching and consulting specific to identifying and addressing social determinants of health and DEI.
Sandra Donaldson, MPA, MBA is the President/CEO of Donaldson Edge (D-Edge) Consulting, LLC. D-Edge Consulting strives to empower and educate by increasing the knowledge of health and social risks communities face. Sandra is a published author recognized by the CDC. Learn about her work at: Community-Centered Health Home: Life on the Other Side of the Wall (cdc.gov)
D-Edge Consulting, LLC is the only Northwest Florida Certification Board CCHW training program that targets social determinants of health, such as food insecurity, housing, cultural wellness and inclusive resources. https://flcertificationboard.org/providers/donaldson-edge-consultant-llc/
Our virtual training offers the convenience and flexibility of a self-paced learning platform. CCHW training goals may include the full (30) hour Florida Certification Board CCHW training requirement or certification continuing education (CEs) training.
Become a CCHW! Certified community health workers perform a wide range of vital social and health care roles within their communities. They help patients and individuals overcome the barriers that prevent them from receiving timely vital resources. Barriers to care include transportation, lack of awareness, fear, and healthcare costs. Certified community health workers are strategic to the plans for the future of the health and social care delivery system.
Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit: A Guide for CHWs and their Employers Integrating Community Health Workers in Florida’s Health Care Delivery System
Individual training courses available now for those seeking continuing education hours only. Students may register for courses immediately at Homepage | Donaldson (D-Edge) Consulting, LLC (teachable.com). There is no pre-requisite for individual educational training that IS NOT considered for the Certified Community Health Worker certification application.
NOTE: FOR STUDENTS SEEKING FIRST TIME CCHW CERTIFICATION STATUS, YOU MUST FIRST ESTABLISH AN ONLINE ACCOUNT WITH THE FCB BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR ONLINE CCHW TRAINING. PLEASE GO TO THE FCB WEBSITE AT www.flcertificationboard.org AND CLICK ON "MY ACCOUNT" TO ACCESS THE PORTAL. A FCB CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST WILL ASSIST YOU THROUGH THE FCB APPLICATION PROCESS.
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Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age. The Community Health Workers (CHWs) designation is an entry-level credential for front-line health workers who, by virtue of their trusted status in the community, serve as a liaison, link and intermediary between health services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
Once you have applied and have been accepted into the FCB program, you may begin your Florida Certification Board CCHW training! Simply click on the link below to get started! Welcome to Donaldson Edge Consulting Florida Certification Board training platform.
Donaldson Edge (D-Edge) Consulting provides consultation, training and education that addresses community wellness such as: social determinants of health, workforce diversity, equity and inclusion and resource gaps.
According to the CDC, your zip code tells us more about your health/life expectancy than your genetic code. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed an over-arching systemic economic disparity within underserved and under-represented communities, which has shed light on health, social injustices and resource gaps families face daily.
Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities. Recovery from the pandemic forces us to address barriers creating a robust, inclusive environment where a diverse workforce can thrive.
Diversity, equity and inclusion allows for opportunities to build upon various backgrounds and experiences. Fear within the healthcare and social system identifies the immediate need to work closer with civil servants, who look like the people and communities they serve. Training is specialized for businesses, healthcare entities, housing communities, governmental entities and philanthropy-focused organizations, that have made an organizational and community commitment to become more culturally and socially aware of the systemic barriers families and communities face daily.
With over 20 years experience, D-Edge Consulting, LLC offers a diverse training model that identifies alternative approaches, that identify equity opportunities and concepts to connect communities to their most valuable resources. For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started on your individual or organizational goals!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission. You may also choose to make a donation to support the training curriculum for aspiring certified community health workers!
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