Community Health Worker Program

Program description: 

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 benefiting 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. The Community Health Worker program is offered as a nine-month certificate. Continue on with your bachelor's in St. Kate's College for Adults—all courses count toward a bachelor's in health.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health