Incubator for a multicultural California Association of Community Health Workers
Incubator for a multicultural California Association of Community Health Workers
University of California,
San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
International Pre-Diabetes Center Inc.
Panorama City, CA
El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center
San Bernardino, CA
Community Health Partnership, Inc. San Jose CA
The CHW Certificate Program was established in 1992. The requirements for the Certificate are:
Andrew Ciscel MPH
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Program Manager, Link Center
Certificate of Achievement
Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline health workers who are trusted members of their community. The Community Health Worker program trains students to work in the field of public health, healthcare, and social services. CHWs provide a wide-range of community services including: care coordination, screening, contact tracing, and other care support activities. CHWs may also provide, health education, informal counseling, social support, outreach, and advocacy. CHWs work to address the social determinants of health, and promote health equity and social justice within the community they serve.
5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
The Community Health Worker certificate prepares students for introductory-level positions in the community health field. All students must complete at least 18 units. Coursework in KIN 235 C may be waived with current Red Cross cards in First Aid and CPR at the discretion of the division. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a C or better. At least 50% of all coursework must be completed at Cypress College.
9200 Valley View Street Cypress, CA 90630
Contact: (714) 484-7000
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Cabrillo College’s newly launched Community Health Worker (CHW) Program trains and certifies students to work in the fields of public health, health care, and social services.
You can earn a Certificate of Achievement in as few as two semesters!
Register for HS130 Intro to Community Health Work to learn about the field of Community Health Education and the roles of Community Health Workers while exploring a variety of issues and skills pertinent to the profession.
Classes are held at both the Aptos and Watsonville Campuses. The cost for the required 16 units for the Certificate of Achievement completed in two semesters is less than $900. However, with financial aid, the Cabrillo Promise, the BOG waiver, and other resources the cost could be much less.
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.
The CHW program is being developed in close collaboration with community-based organizations and the healthcare industry. The program is led by faculty from Health Science. Electives are also available in Human Services, and Nutrition
Watch this video to see a Day in the Life of a Community Health Worker.
Contact: Adrienne Saxton
Aptos and Watsonville Campuses
Santa Cruz California
Contra Costa County,
321 Golf Club Road,
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Diablo Valley College (DVC) will be offering a Community Health Certificate Program in Fall 2023.
2 semesters ( One academic Year)
13 Units Core Courses
3 Units Elective Courses
Total: 16 Units
120 Hours ( non Paid)
150 Hours (Paid )
Dr. Kristen Colchico
Department Chair Public Health Community Health Worker (CHW) Program Coordinator
The San Diego State University Institute for Public Health is facilitating the CHW Training Academy.
The training curriculum was developed by Vista Community Clinic with funding from the County of San Diego in support of the Live Well San Diego vision for healthy, safe, and thriving communities.
Certificates of completion will be awarded upon the completion of class requirements.
For more information and to view upcoming sessions, please contact Cesar Bucio Zamora email@example.com
250 S. G St.
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Contact: Pamela Fernandes
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
Free ONLINE Community Health Worker Training Program
Earn a good salary while changing lives and helping people
Enroll today for Los Angeles Valley College’s Free Community Health Worker Non Credited Certificate Program Starting Fall Semester 2022
Enroll on the LAVC website www.lavc.edu
Community Health Workers are in demand and Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is offering a free program to train community members to prepare and grow this crucial CHW workforce.
We are excited for the launch of LAVC’s non credited class in the fall 2022 where students will receive a certificate of completion, which can be helpful when prospecting for jobs in the social care field.
The Community Health Worker Training Curriculum
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Roberto Gutierrez at: 818-947-29
The Community Health Worker (CHW): Children and Families Certificate trains students to serve a critical role in the community by supporting mental and physical health for children and families.
Students completing the certificate will be qualified to provide appropriate health education and information to help children and families get the mental and physical healthcare they need.
Students will be equipped with a community resource file and strategies to provide support and guidance for children and families. They will also be trained to perform basic health care procedures and to advocate for health needs of their clients.
Required Courses: Units HS 064
Nurse Assistant (6-HS 066)
Home Health Aide (2- KINE 010 )
Personal & Community Health
(3 -CDE 101)
Child Growth & Development
(3 CDE 102)
Child, Family, & Community ( 3)
CERTIFICATE TOTAL (17)
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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.
This certificate can be completed in one semester. Weekly time commitment is about 7 hours, including lecture time and self-paced study.
Currently, this program is offered exclusively online. BCC provides WiFi hotspots, Chromebooks, and text books for this program.
We also have multiple student support programs to give you wrap around support.
HUSV 500A: Community Health Worker I (first 7-week course)
HUSV 500B: Community Health Worker II (second 7-week course)
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the program will be able to:
To enroll complete this interest survey: www.tinyurl.com/bcc-chw
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,
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.
Ashpreet K Singh
Community Health Worker and Pre-Health Occupations Programs
San Jose / Online
NEW Certificate of Achievement in Community Health Work
Join Fall 2023!
Our 14-unit certificate program provides a foundational framework in public health, health education, and entry-level skills needed to bridge the gap between clinical care, patient adherence, and improvement of health outcomes.
CHWs are integral parts of a health care team, serving as health navigators, health educators, and informal counselors. CHWs work in a number of roles, including preventive work; chronic disease management; health education and outreach; informal counseling; health advocacy; health navigation services; health behavior change; and violence prevention.
View Recording Below
TIMELINE: We will begin again in Fall 2023!
UNITS: 14, including internship (13 course units, 1 internship unit)
All classes will be delivered in English. English speaking and writing skills are necessary.
If English is your second language
we offer non-credit ESLL courses.
Email us at CHW@fhda.edu
Videos: Learn about CHWs and our Partners!
Promotores facilitate access to higher learning
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
Certificate of Performance in Community Health Work
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
As part of CWHAP, we will recruit up to 200 community health workers and train them through certified training programs offered by UC San Diego to address gaps in health care access and health education in underserved local communities. The aim is to address health inequity within local refugee, immigrant and American Indian communities.
The community health workers and health support workers training will involve one basic module in community health training and three advanced modules in:
1) health support,
2) soft skills development,
3) leadership and self-care.
Following training, the CWHAP program will support internship and apprenticeship placements to support job placement for those who are qualified. Select trainees will also receive higher level training to themselves become trainers of other CHWs in their respective communities.
All the expenses for this training will be covered by the program, including applicable tuition and other costs such as travel, child care, and other expenses incurred to attend training. For more details or if you are interested in participating,
Contact: Debbie Loomis,
Project Manager D1Loomis@health.ucsd.edu,
The Community Health Worker (CHW) Associate Degree provides the opportunity for the student to develop skills as frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or close understanding of the community they serve. This relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison between health services and the community. Course requirements for the major can be completed in two or three semesters of study. Classroom theory is applied in a CHW Internship course with placement of the student to practice skills learned in a variety of healthcare settings. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all core classes and program electives to satisfy degree requirements
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.
Community Health Worker Certificate of Achievement https://www.cerritos.edu/health/CHW.htm
Contact: Ni Bueno
Cerritos Community College
Health Education Department Chairperson
Phone: 5628602451 x2874
Cerritos Community College offers a Community Health Worker Certificate of Achievement. We are an approved program of the Strong Workforce/Career Technical Education in California.
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, California 90650