Community Health Worker Training Programs
Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve as the bridge between patients and the health care system: They are trusted community members who advocate, facilitate and organize access to health and social services.
This tool was designed to help you find existing training and certification options for CHWs in your community and nationally.
PLEASE NOTE: Information for programs will vary. Visit the referred site for more information about the program.
162139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
Based in Ohio, The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Community Health Worker Certificate Program consists of 10 courses (120 contact hours) and 175 hours of practical experience. The program introduces students to community health concepts, resources and skills essential to CHWs. Students who complete this certificate program are eligible to be certified by the Ohio Board of Nursing as a Community Health Worker.
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CHWTraining.org is designed to bring the benefits of an in-depth professional development program to health care systems and health departments without the cost associated with a lengthy in-person training. Courses are available in multiple formats to suit individual needs, including instructor-led online training, blended learning options and self-paced modules. Courses range from improving health literacy, to building healthy patient-provider relationships, to providing community-based resources and support.
1850 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
The City College of San Francisco's Community Health Worker Certificate Program is a 17-unit program designed to prepare individuals for work in the field of community-oriented health and social services. Their CHW program offers two related certificates (Post-Prison Health Worker and Youth Worker) and provides students with the tools to reduce health disparities among underserved communities in a culturally appropriate way. In addition, the program addresses global economic impacts on community health as well as tools available for organizing environmental change.
191111 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204
The Community College of Denver offers a 17-credit, one-semester program that combines academics and an internship for CHWs. Courses include community health issues, psychological impact of chronic disease, basic patient navigation, and CHW field experience.
Community Health Worker Associate in Arts Degree and Certificate Of Achievement at Berkeley City College2050 Center St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Berkeley City College offers both an Associate in Arts Degree and Certificate of Achievement for Community Health Workers. The program consists of 32 or 33 credits and is targeted at individuals interested in working in the community health field as well as county social services employees. The program provides paraprofessional classes that incorporate theory and active learning activities that simulate everyday experiences in the work-world.