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250 S. G St.
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Contact: Silvia Ortega
Promotores Academy was founded in 2011, by a partnership between El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center and the Institute for Community Partnerships at Loma Linda University. The Academy was established to fill the gap in CHW training in our local region and to develop a much-needed workforce that is ideal for linking the community to the social and healthcare systems. Through the training, the Academy provides expertise in research and evidence-based curricula, workforce integration capacity building, and support in organizational readiness.
We train community health workers to foster and sustain health in their communities. Students receive training in individual and community capacity building, health promotion and disease prevention, cultural mediation, advocacy, home visitation skills, and more. The Academy provides ongoing support and mentorship to build professional and workforce capacity.
By Dona Jayne Potts - May 1, 2018
Build a career advocating for health and social justice.
The CHW Program trains and certifies students to work in the fields of public health, health care and social services. Community Health Workers (CHWs) provide a wide range of services, including health outreach and education, client-centered counseling and case management, and client and community-based advocacy. They work to reduce unequal rates of illness and death between different communities and to promote health equity or justice, prioritizing communities with the greatest health risks.
Studying Community Health Worker can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!
This is a 105-hour non-credit certificate for students who plan to pursue a career as a community health worker in which students gain exposure and develop skills to enter the field.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the program will be able to:
Department Contacts/Contact Information/Location
Berkeley City College 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St. Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 981-2932
(510) 841-7333 (FAX)
Coordinator: Stephanie Sanders-Badt,
Contact: Javier Garcia
Phone: (714) 564-6145
Is a team of SAC student workers dedicated to reach out to families with the purpose of empowering, engaging and making Higher Education a possibility for their children by providing skills, knowledge, and resources available.
Inspire, transform, and empower families to achieve Higher Education
"Camino de Amistad" is an annual event designed to increase visibility of higher education in the community of Santa Ana and to help new high school students prepare for the year ahead.
500 volunteers distributed 30,000 door-hangers
All parents attend volunteer recognition lunch
Opportunities to renew motivation to help children prepare for college
Offer Secondary Grade Students Community Service hours for Camino De Amistad event
Meetings we be held virtually, one in the morning and one in the evening.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities
Transfer Center Information
Student Services Programs
Our Community Health Care Worker Certificate and Pre-Health Education Degree programs are designed to prepare students for professional schools and employment opportunities in health related fields.
The Community Health Care Worker Certificate of Achievement consists of multi-disciplinary coursework to prepare individuals to work within the social service, public health, or health care workforce as Community Health Workers (CHW). Common job titles for CHWs include: patient/health navigator, case manager/case worker, health educator, community health educator, community outreach worker, and enrollment specialist. Community health workers serve as liaisons/intermediaries between health and social services and the community to promote, maintain and improve individual and community access to health care services; assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors; and improve the quality and cultural competence of services delivered.
Community Health Worker and Pre-Health Occupations Programs
The Certificate of Performance in Community Health Work is designed to introduce current and potential Community Health Workers (CHWs) to core concepts in the field of community health. This program prepares students to work in a variety of health settings that utilize entry level front line health workers. These settings may include public and private health and human service institutions, especially those that address underserved communities.
Program emphasis is placed on providing students with both vocational and academic aspects of Community Health Work through a combination of coursework and practical experience.
Career options for students completing the Certificate of Performance in Community Health Work include Health Educator, Information Resource personnel for health facilities and the community, Organizer, Interpreter, and Health Advocate. In addition, this program includes core academic courses that provide a basis for continued formal academic pursuits in the field of Health, Human Services, or Behavioral Sciences.
San Diego City College
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
Mission Statement: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is a private non-profit student centered University that is committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations through outstanding education, research, clinical service, and community engagement.
Hector Balcazar, PhD, MS, co-director of the CHW Academy, became Dean of the College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science on April 4, 2016
Sheba George, PhD, co-director of the CHW Academy, is also faculty member at CDU in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine and in the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health.
Our conceptual approach for our core curricular development has included several innovative features:
With this approach, we hope to build a sustained learning community for CHWs through interaction with multidisciplinary health care experts.
As an example, our resulting innovative standards-based core curriculum for clinical CHWs is comprised of ten modules, which span three key areas of focus:
With collaboration and feedback throughout the development and drafting of our curricular modules from clinic-based CHWs from a partner health care organization, we provide current and relevant information and examples, particularly for the hands-on portion for each module and the apprenticeship component.