A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or who understands the community served. This enables the worker to serve as a liaison between healthcare/social service organizations and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Community Health Workers collaborate with patients to help them access essential community resources and resolve challenges they encounter in the in the places where they live, learn, work, and play. Community Health Workers work in various settings like community health centers, non-profit organizations, public health clinics, clinics, public housing organizations, hospitals, and client’s homes. They have many titles, depending on where they work, who they work for and what they do. The work of a Community Health Workers is sometimes done as Community Care Coordinators, Community Health Advisors, Community Resource Specialists, Navigation Specialists, and Outreach Workers/Specialists.
Other Important Information
- The classroom training may be offered during the day, in the evenings or on the weekends.
- In order to obtain certification, students must complete 100 hours of classroom training, 130 hours of clinical/field service work, an online Ohio Board of Nursing application ($35 fee) and successfully pass an Ohio Board of Nursing background check (fee not included).
- Clinicals/field service work are available during the day, mostly with limited availability in the evenings and weekends. The College's Health Care Immunization requirements and clearance of the health careers background check (background check fee included in tuition) must be completed before any field service assignment.
- High School Diploma/GED required
- Integrated Career & Job Readiness
- Career Day & Graduation Ceremony
- Please contact the office for further details at 216-987-2925 or 216-987-3171.
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All text materials included. Immunizations, background check fee and application fee are not included in program cost.
Financial aid eligibility
This program is not Federal Financial Aid/Pell Eligible.
Scholarships, payment plans, and other financial aid options may be available. For more information, call 216-987-3075
Upon completion students receive
- Ohio Board of Nursing Certificate as Community Health Worker
- Tri-C Certificate of Completion
- American Heart Association BLS CPR for Health Care Providers
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