Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline health workers who are trusted members of their community. The Community Health Worker (CHW) program trains students to work in the field of public health, healthcare, and social services. CHWs provide a wide-range of community services including: care coordination, screening, contact tracing, and other care support activities. CHWs may also provide, health education, informal counseling, social support, outreach, and advocacy. CHWs work to address the social determinants of health, and promote health equity and social justice within the community they serve.
Completer projections are estimated at 80 students annually. Since this is the first program of it's kind in the region, estimates are based on regional need and statewide trends across other programs in California.
Student will be entering and in-demand field working closely with community-based organizations, healthcare organizations, and individuals. LMI data projects significant growth in this field over the next several years, and we anticipate that students will find a healthy job market following certificate completion.
There are four core classes required to attain the Community Health Worker Certificate of Achievement. Those three courses are PH 10, PH 20, PH 401, PH 402. Each of these classes is three units. They are designed to be taken concurrently during one semester.
|Course Number||Course Description||Course Units||Semester|
|PH 10||Personal Health and Wellness||3||S1|
|PH 20||Introduction to Public Health||3||S1|
|PH 401||Community Health Worker Principles I||3||S1|
|PH 402||Community Health Worker Principles II||3||S1|
Diann Thursby · 02/08/21
Received regional recommendation at 2-8-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.
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