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Community Health Worker

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Community Healthworker - HEA120
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Community Healthworker - HEA120



Calendar Next session starts Mar 28, 2023 at 5:30 pm

This section is for grant funded eligible students only. Please call (978) 236-1200 to find out if you are eligible.

Community Health Workers (CHW's) 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's recommended ten core competencies to prepare you for an entry-level positions in community health. Textbook required: Foundations for Community Health Workers:ISBN#9781119060819.

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