The CHW Section of the APHA (American Public Health Association) has adopted the following definition of a community health worker: A community health worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
A community health worker also builds 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.
The Human Services Program is a Single-Source Provider with the Florida Certification Board (FCB). The coursework in this Certificate satisfies the educational requirements for the Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) examination. There are additional requirements to quality for this examination (i.e., work experience). See the FCB website for details www.flcertificationboard.org
These courses will apply toward the A.S. degree in Social and Human Services.
State Presence : OUT-OF-STATE
Pricing Information : To see tuition go to: https://go.spcollege.edu/pages/dynamic.aspx?id=1409
Agency Name : St. Petersburg College
Operating State : FL
Contact Information : Dr. Cheryl Kerr Program Director 727-341-3736 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Joseph Smiley Dean, Social/Behavioral Science & Human Services 727-712-5851 email@example.com
Additional Information : 18 Credit program
Website URL : https://web.spcollege.edu/courses/program/CHW-CT