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Community Health Worker

Overview

A Community Health Worker is a trusted member of the community she or he serves who assists individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.

After completing the MoSTEMWINs Portal program, participants are ready to pursue this non-credit training program, which combines classroom instruction with service learning in the community. A Community Health Worker is a trusted member of the community she or he serves who assists individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.

Learn to conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain and improve individual and community health. This program includes 108 classroom hours with 60 service learning hours.

Community Health Worker Program

Cost of Program

All instructional materials for this program are entirely grant funded.

Schedule

The classroom instruction will take place at the William J. Harrison Education Center. Students must be available during daytime hours on Mondays and Wednesdays for the classroom instruction and at other times as needed to complete service learning hours. Availability of reliable transportation is also a consideration for students entering this program.

Download the program brochure (pdf).

Program Calendar

These are the anticipated start dates for this cohort-based training during the MoSTEMWINs grant period:

Community Health Worker Class Schedule
Start Date  End Date
September 6, 2017 November 15, 2017

Community Health Experience

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the college require students to obtain community health service learning experience as part of their course work. Hospitals and health facilities may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check be conducted prior to placement in a clinical setting and as part of an employer’s screening process. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the community health service learning experience thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements, and/or ineligible for hire.

 
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