Community Health Worker

Community Health Worker

College for Adults | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Are you passionate about helping others access the healthcare services they need? In only nine months, you can complete a hybrid (on-campus and online) community health worker certificate, gaining insight and experience in helping diverse cultures navigate the healthcare system. You’ll become an advocate for justice and bridge gaps between communities and the services they need.

Classes meet: Monday and Wednesday evenings

Time to completion: 9 months

Credits required: 17

Cost per credit (2019–2020): $445

Start: Fall

Most College for Adults students receive some form of financial aid.

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Bridge the Gap Between Cultures and Healthcare Systems

Community Health Workers (CHW) are members of a distinct community who work and build trust at the grassroots level. You’ll learn how to most effectively bridge the gap between cultures and healthcare systems.

As a CHW, you’ll help clients navigate the system and community services, and help diverse populations overcome barriers that prevent them from accessing health services.

The stand-alone community health worker certificate is only available in the College for Adults. However, a community health worker certificate can also be earned by completing the CHW concentration with a major in public health in the College for Women or the College for Adults.

Credits earned in the Community Health Worker certificate may also be used to meet requirements for a bachelor's degree with a public health major.

College for Adults students on Fontbonne steps
Careers in Community Health

Upon completion of the nine-month community health worker certificate, you'll be prepared to work with communities at the grassroots level, reduce health disparities, and help underserved communities in:

  • community health clinics
  • advocacy organizations
  • hospitals and medical centers
  • social service agencies

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