The Community Health Worker (CHW) assists individuals and communities in adopting health behaviors. The CHW conducts outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. The CHW may provide information about available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individual and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. In addition, the CHW may collect data to help identify community health needs.
This Certificate of Employability incorporates 150 clock hours of didactic curriculum and 200 clock hours of practicum and laboratory instruction.