Community Health Worker

Community Health Worker

Want to be at the frontline of providing health services to underserved clients in diverse communities? Chatfield’s Community Health Worker (CHW) program prepares students for a career working with these individuals to provide effective, efficient, and appropriate health services. CHWs serve as liaisons between health and social services and the client or community, facilitating access to services and improving the quality of care delivered. CHWs build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

In addition, you may apply for a Community Health Worker (CHW) certificate through the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Chatfield College graduates are qualified to act as healthcare educators and go on to:

  • Assist nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and other health care professionals in providing health services.
  • Supervise treatment of patients with terminal illnesses living on their own.
  • Work as pre-perinatal health specialists, nutrition, or addiction treatment assistants.

Monitor community members who are at risk for developing serious health conditions.

http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/PDFS/CHW/CHW_Training_Progams.pdf

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The Academic Advising Department
Office: (513) 921-9856, ext. 218