Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence

Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence

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Are you:

The person in your family who helps others access care and services?

Someone who cares about the health of your community and the people in it?

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a trusted member of the community, and a valuable member of a healthcare or social services team. Also known as outreach workers or navigators, CHWs provide education and care coordination. They serve as a bridge, helping to improve access to services and ensure services are culturally appropriate. CHWs help others take action to improve their health and the health of their communities.

Go at your own pace

You can complete a Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence in as few as two semesters, or take individual courses when you have the time. The certificate includes five courses (15 credits), with our three core courses offered every year, and our two specialization courses offered every other year.

Nationally and locally recognized core competencies

All courses, including a hands-on internship, are designed to prepare you to work in community health and social service settings. You’ll gain the core skills needed to connect with people and promote healthy communities.

Take a core course now, or complete all five courses next year.

Courses offered in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022:

  • HSER 140: Individual Counseling (Tuesdays 5-8pm – via Zoom.)
  • HSER 248: Case Management (Spring 2022. Prerequisite: HSER 140.)
  • HSER 194: Seminar & Fieldwork I (Spring 2022. Prerequisite: HSER 140.)