The three connected certificates offered by the Community Health Worker Certificate Program are The Community Health Worker, Youth Worker, and Post Prison Health Worker Certificates. Each certificate has a different community focus, but share core public health foundation principles, competencies and a social justice perspective.
The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for positions in community oriented health and social service fields. The core courses (H60, H62, H61, and H63) emphasize health education and promotion, community building and advocacy as well as competencies for working with specific communities such as the underserved and/or linguistically isolated communities; youth ages 13-21; and the formally incarcerated and their families. Students may earn one or more of these speciality certificates upon completion of the specific certificate's required courses.
The Community Health Worker (CHW), Youth Worker (YW), an Post Prison Health Worker (PPHW) Certificates all share the same admission requirements, requirements for the Certificate of Accomplishment, an internship requirement and core foundation classes.