Certificate Description
The Community Health Worker curriculum provides study in chronic disease knowledge, patient resources, and teaching skills. The goal of the program is to provide care coordination skills to assist at-risk patients with managing their care, locating resources, and communicating with their healthcare provider. This program provides 160 contact hours towards official Community Health Worker (CHW) certification. Participants will learn the basic eight core competencies of a Community Health worker, and applications of these competencies in a classroom, clinical, and community environment. Becoming a Community Health Worker is an introduction to community health and social services.
Occupation Description
Community Health Workers are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of the community. Community Health Workers serve as a liaison and link between health and social services and the community. Community Health Workers facilitate services across the gamut to improve service delivery, quality and cutural competence.

Community Health Works (CHW) create community capacity by establishing the self-sufficiency of individuals and communities. They also work with local health care systems in both urban and rural environments.
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Community Health Workers are responsible for:
  • Helping individuals, groups, families and communities develop capacity and access to health and human service organizations/agencies
  • Facilitate communication and client improvement within the health and human service domain
  • Provide cultural competency
  • Helping individuals understand their health conditions
  • Helping people develop strategies to improve and maintain their health and well-being
  • Delivering health education information using appropriate culturally competent terms and concepts
  • Linking people to health care and social services resources
  • Providing informal counseling
  • Advocating for individuals
  • Providing health services such as monitoring and maintaining blood pressure checks
  • Making home visits to elderly and chronically ill patients, pregnant women and individuals classified as high risk
  • Translating services
  • Case-management aide services
  • Addressing the barriers and the social determinants of health for many patients
Courses Included in the Certificate - this course requires 100% attendance
  • Community Health | 80 hours (HLTH 5370)
  • Community Health Field Methods | 80 hours (HLTH 5371)
  • Clinical in Community Health Services | 48 hours (HLTH 5372)

Click the link above and then submit completed application with ALL documentation to the CE Health Science office located at the Courtyard Center, Ste. 425. You may submit it by fax: 972.985.3782 | email: cehealthcare@collin.edu | mail: 4800 Preston Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093 | personal delivery. We will not review your application while you wait.

Course Information
Hours: 208
Cost: $999

Other Information
For detailed course information click here for the course syllabus