Community Health Worker - Certificate

Community Health Workers (CHW) are members of a distinct community who work and build trust at the grassroots level. They play an important role in bridging the gap between cultures and health care systems. CHWs help clients navigate through the system and community services and help diverse populations overcome barriers that prevent them from accessing and benefiting from health services. CHWs serve as advocates, facilitators, motivators, culture brokers and resources, with the overall goal of mentoring and empowering clients, communities and health systems to achieve positive outcomes and to reach the optimal level of wellness for everyone.

The stand-alone community health worker certificate is only available in the College for Adult and Applied Learning. A community health worker certificate can also be earned by completing the CHW concentration with a major in public health in the College for Women or the College for Adult and Applied Learning.

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Community Health Worker Certificate

Curriculum

The stand-alone community health worker certificate is only available in the College for Adult and Applied Learning. A community health worker certificate can also be earned by completing the CHW concentration with a major in public health in the College for Women or the College for Adult and Applied Learning.

HLTH 1020Role, Advocacy and Outreach2
HLTH 1050Organization and Resources: Community and Personal Strategies2
HLTH 1070Teaching and Building Capacity2
HLTH 1100Coordination, Documentation and Reporting1
HLTH 2010Legal and Ethical Responsibilities1
HLTH 2020Communication and Cultural Competence2
HLTH 2030Role of Community Health Worker - Field Internship2
HLTH 2040Health Promotion Competencies3
INDI 2220Medical Terminology2
or IPE 1030 Healthcare Teams Foundations and Medical Terminology
Total Credits17