Our Community Health Worker training and Certification Program introduces learners to the core concepts of the community health worker programs and explores what is needed to build and strengthen large scale programs in order to improve access to high-quality health services. The curriculum highlights the key components of designing community health systems. Participants will learn from leaders across the globe on how to advocate for, build and optimize community health worker programs.
Despite medical and technological advances, many individuals lack access to essential health services and over 8.9 million preventable deaths occur every year. There is a global shortage of health workers. Studies show that training community health workers can help close the gap and save millions of lives. A community health worker provides cultural mediation between health care, social services and the community. They are a trusted member and have a close understanding of the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status and life experiences of the community served.
Our Community Health Worker training and Certification Program provides leadership to enhance the development and implementation of statewide training and certification standards. It also provides administrative rules for people who are certified as promotors or community health workers, instructors and sponsoring institutions/training programs.
For more information, please contact
Randi Matzenbacher at
Matzenbacher@healtheducenter.org or call 860-465-8281