Community Health Worker
Degrees and Programs
Community Health Workers (CHW) provide frontline health services to the public as case coordinators, community liaisons, family advocates, home health care providers and intake specialists giving guidance on health behaviors. The CHW serves as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve health knowledge and self-efficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. The CHW certificate program of study prepares individuals with the necessary skills to perform the duties of a community health worker. With additional education and/or work experience, there is opportunity for advancement into supervisory or managerial positions within the field of community and or public health. All of the course work in the certificate will apply towards the Associate of Science Degree with emphasis in Public Health.