The Certificate of Performance in Community
Health Work is designed to introduce current and
potential Community Health Workers (CHWs) to
core concepts in the field of community health.
This program prepares students to work in a variety
of health settings that utilize entry level front line
health workers. These settings may include public
and private health and human service institutions,
especially those that address underserved
Program emphasis is placed on providing students
with both vocational and academic aspects of
Community Health Work through a combination of
coursework and practical experience.
Career options for students completing the
Certificate of Performance in Community Health
Work include Health Educator, Information Resource
personnel for health facilities and the community,
Organizer, Interpreter, and Health Advocate. In
addition, this program includes core academic
courses that provide a basis for continued formal
academic pursuits in the field of Health, Human
Services, or Behavioral Sciences.