Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) Certificate

Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) Certificate

A Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) complements clinically-trained health care teams comprised of physicians, physician assistants, and nurses, among others. CHWs carry out a broad range of responsibilities that facilitate access to health care services and help support patients to achieve goals in their care plans.

CHW Responsibilities include:

  • Positively connecting to the community
  • Helping others find access to healthcare and social services
  • Managing cases and coordinating care
  • Delivering home-based support services
  • Coaching and promoting good health

Program Objectives

  • Analyze health issues and inequalities from public health and cultural perspectives.
  • Summarize the process of community organizing, advocacy, and policy development as appropriate to the scope of practice for community health workers.
  • Discuss and demonstrate non-clinical health assessment, advising, and service coordination planning, and client-centered counseling.
  • Assess and apply professional skills, including the establishment of goals for internship placement, ethics, the scope of practice, professional boundaries, cultural humility, and self-care practices.
  • Evaluate health care delivery systems, including eligibility and community resources in order to provide appropriate linkage services to clients.
  • Describe and demonstrate mastery of cultural humility principles and practice in working with diverse clients and communities.
  • Design, prepare and facilitate a group health education training or presentation demonstrating effective group-level teamwork and conflict resolution skills.
Dates 09/12/22


  • Time of day: Evenings
  • Duration: 16 weeks
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday
  • Class Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuition: $2540
  • Room: TRAD - TBA

Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply.
43 Sessions | CRN 2067 CEU 12.6
Monday & Wednesday, April 4 - July 13
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Room TBA | TRAD
Saturday, April 23 -June 25
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - HYBR
Internship: July 18 - August 31

A payment plan is available. Cost includes U-Pass, all books, and exams.

Saturday class meet, April 23 -June 25, from  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - HYBR