Community Health Worker Training Programs

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Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve as the bridge between patients and the health care system: They are trusted community members who advocate, facilitate and organize access to health and social services.

This tool was designed to help you find existing training and certification options for CHWs in your community and nationally.


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CHW Association
The Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County brings grassroots community-based health workers together and facilitates cultural and linguistic understanding among the health care workforce. The organization provides information on conferences, certificate programs and available resources.
60 Haven Ave - B2 , New York, NY 10032
CHW Association
The Community Health Worker Network of NYC curriculum is available as a 35-hour and 70-hour course of study. In addition to the core competencies, training in disease-specific topics is available in modules of up to 35 additional hours. The disease-specific training includes diabetes, asthma, hypertension, cardio-vascular disease and nutrition.
1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30333
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center provides courses in community health work that are designed to meet the needs of the diabetes prevention and control workforce. Training topics include: the value in creating public-private partnerships; comprehensive models and approaches to worksite health promotion; and the role of non-traditional external partnerships, policies, practices and programs. Training courses consist of multiple modules and readings designed to provide applicable health information within a diabetes-specific context.
9050 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925
El Paso Community College’s Community Health Worker Certification Course and Community Health Worker Continuing Education Opportunities help educate students to serve as a bridge and liaison between individuals who seek health care and those who provide it. The program offers a certification of completion after 1 year of theoretical courses and practical community work.