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Community Health Worker
in Health Care
Community Healthworker-Mass Board Approved Training Program-HEA120
with MULTIPLE INSTRUCTORS
Community Health Workers (CHWs) play a key role in ensuring the health and well-being of multi-cultural residents in a variety of community-based settings such as homes, schools, clinics, shelters, local businesses, and community centers. Learn the various components and functions of community health work including outreach methods and strategies, individual and community assessment, effective communication, cultural responsiveness and mediation, education to promote healthy behavior change, care coordination and system navigation, use of public health concepts and approaches, advocacy and community capacity building, documentation along with professional skills and conduct. The Community Health Worker (CHW) training program has been developed to align with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommended ten corecompetencies to prepare you for an entry-level positions in community health. Textbook required: For information on applying for the Community Health Worker Certification visit: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-community-health-worker-certification.