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STLCC Offers Community Health Worker Training Program

January 26, 2016

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In collaboration with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, St. Louis Community College is offering a community health worker short-term training program this spring.

This non-credit certificate program is designed for individuals who want to begin working as a community health advocate as well as those already established in the field and looking to hone skills.

A community health worker is a frontline public health worker who works to build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. Of special significance is the opportunity to promote linkages between health systems and community resources for adults with high blood pressure.

The program combines 108 classroom hours with 60 service learning hours. The classroom training will take place at the William J. Harrison Education Center and the service learning hours will occur at various community and healthcare sites within the St. Louis community.

The next class is scheduled to start the first week of April.

For more information, call 314-539-5779.

St. Louis Community College offers a number of accelerated job training programs in fields such as healthcare, logistics, truck driving, customer service and environmental remediation.

For information about these programs, call 314-539-5310 or visit www.stlcc.edu/Workforce-Solutions.