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Community Health Worker Training Program
The Community Health Worker Training Program is accredited by the Maryland Department of Health, administered by HCGH's Community Care Team (CCT), and taught by a diverse team of community health experts.
The training includes 10 weeks of module-based learning, comprised of self-paced and weekly virtual real-time sessions for a total of 117 hours of learning.
Most virtual real-time sessions are held in the evenings but there are some trainings that occur during weekday daytime hours. Please email HCGH-CHWtraining@jhmi.edu to get more information about the program schedule before signing up.
In addition to the 10 weeks of learning, students are required to participate in a 40-hour in-person field practicum facilitated by the HCGH Community Care Team or at an approved practicum site of their choosing. This 40 hour practicum is required by the State of Maryland to earn accreditation as a Community Health Worker.
September cohort = Sept. 1-Dec. 17, Registration closes August 18
The curriculum will focus on nine core competencies:
1. Advocacy and community capacity building skills
2. Effective oral and written communication skills
3. Cultural competency
4. Understanding of ethics and confidentiality issues
5. Knowledge of local resources and system navigation
6. Care coordination support skills
7. Teaching skills to promote healthy behavior
8. Outreach methods and strategies
9. Understanding of public health concepts and health literacy
Learners must complete all module activities, pass an objective knowledge assessment and complete a case study presentation to be certified.
The training is open to anyone in the community 18 years and older who has a high school diploma or GED.
Cancellation policy: To receive a refund, registrants must submit a request for cancellation at least 2 weeks before the first day of class.