Community Health Workers are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have a close understanding of the communities served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.
Community Health Worker
188 Program Hours
128 classroom (online) hours/60 clinical hours
The didactic component will be completed online. Clinical experience will be arranged between the student and instructor. Final examination and presentation will be completed on-campus.
- Service Coordination and System Navigation
- Educating to Promote Healthy Behavior Change
- Individual and Community Capacity Building
- Effective Communication Strategies
- Cultural Responsiveness
- Documentation and Reporting
- Professionalism and Conduct
- Use of Public Health/Community Health Concepts & Approaches
- Individual Assessment
- Community Assessment, Identify Barriers & Resources
This curriculum is designed for use in conjunction with the textbook Foundations for Community Health Workers, Second Edition and its accompanying classroom activities and assessments.