Community Health Workers

Community Health Worker Certification is an entry-level credential for front line health workers

 

Community Health Workers May:

  • Staff tables at community events
  • Provide health screenings, referrals and information
  • Help people access health benefits
  • Visit homes to check on individuals with specific health conditions
  • Drive clients to medical appointments
  • Deliver health education presentations to groups and professionals
  • May have common titles such as health coach, community health advisor, family advocate, health educator, liaison, promoter, outreach worker, peer counselor, patient navigator, public health aide.
  • Help to reduce and may help to eliminate the disparities in health care and health outcomes

 

What are the requirements to certify?

To be eligible for certification, individuals must have at least 500 hours of paid or volunteer experience, 30 hours of content specific training in core competencies, and two letters of recommendation.  The CHW Grandfathering Period ends June 30, 2016.  Beginning July 1st, 2016 applicants must also take an exam.

 

For more information about becoming a certified Community Health Worker, please contact Katina Mustipher at (352) 692-5267 or by email at mustipherk@agingresources.org