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Community Health Worker (CHW)

Program Option: Certificate

Community Health Workers (CHW) are members of a distinct community who work and build trust at the grassroots level.  They play an important role in bridging the gap between cultures and health care systems.  CHWs help clients navigate through the system and community services and help diverse populations overcome barriers that prevent them from accessing and benefitting from health services.  CHWs serve as advocates, facilitators, motivators, culture brokers and resources, with the overall goal of mentoring and empowering clients, communities and health systems to achieve positive outcomes and to reach the optimal level of wellness for everyone.

Major Requirements:

HLTH 1020 Role, Advocacy and Outreach
HLTH 1050 Organization and Resources: Community and Personal Strategies
HLTH 1070 Teaching and Building Capacity
HLTH 1100 Coordination, Documentation and Reporting
HLTH 2010 Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
HLTH 2020 Communication and Cultural Competence
HLTH 2030 Student Field Internship
HLTH 2040 Health Promotion Competencies

Choose one from:
CIL 1500 Transcultural Learning Through Community Connections
CIL 1400 Health Justice

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