Community Health Worker Training Programs

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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.


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10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 500, Columbia, MD 21044
The National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network provides training for public health and housing practitioners in the assessment and treatment of housing-related health hazards, with a focus on practical and cost-effective methods. Trainees also have the opportunity to become a “Healthy Homes Specialist.” Since its inception in 2005, the Training Center has trained more than 17,000 individuals and expanded from seven to more than 50 partners.
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services online Health Navigation course is designed for individuals working in communities who connect people to health services. The training is designed for CHWs, Health Navigators, social workers and other health care professionals. The course was developed to offer materials in a practical and accessible manner. Online training incorporates organizational, documentation, assessment and service-coordination skills.
2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906
The North Central State College Community Health Worker Certificate is a three-unit certificate program focused in six major health areas: health care, community resources, communication skills, individual & community advocacy, health education, and skills and responsibilities. Students who complete this certificate program are eligible to be certified by the Ohio Board of Nursing as a Community Health Worker. The program is flexible and does not follow the normal college calendar.
3535 N Ellison Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
Northwest Vista College in Texas offers a Community Health Worker Certification Program via distance learning. All six courses leading to state certification are available online. Each course is 8 weeks long (Flex Semester), and courses are offered year-round. No prerequisites are required and there is no set sequence of classes, so students can join at the beginning of each new semester.
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908
The Rhode Island College (RIC) Community Health Worker Certification Program provides specialized training for professionals and volunteers while helping the state develop an in-demand skilled workforce. The 12-week training program at RIC includes 6 weeks of classroom instruction and 6 weeks of experiential learning through a 100-hour internship in an approved facility. To be eligible for the program, students must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent degree.