Community Health Worker Training Funding Opportunity 

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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 or call 860-465-8281

"The course is transformative! It empowers individuals with the skills needed to be effective and

empathic advocates for the communities they serve." -CHW Graduate



Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Community Health Worker?

Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This enables the worker to serve as a liaison between health and social services within the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. They can be members of the community who work either for pay or as volunteers in association with the local health care system or with health resource agencies in both urban and rural environments. Community Health Workers provide culturally appropriate health education and information, help people connect to the care they need, give informal counseling and guidance on health behaviors, and advocate for individual and community health needs.

55 Main Street, Ste 270
Norwich, CT 06360
P: (860) 465-8281
F: (860) 760-6230