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Community Health Worker Certificate

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This nine-week certificate program offers an introduction to the Community Health Worker (CHW) profession. CHW are public health workers who serve as a bridge between communities, health care systems and state/local health departments.

With content curated by the Utah Department of Health and current CHW instructors, participants will be prepared to work in hospitals, clinics, health departments, schools, community health centers and home health.

Choose from the following sessions of the Community Health Worker certificate:
Jan. 11 - Apr 12, 2022
June 15-Sept. 14, 2022

The application will close the day before the course begins. Once you have applied and been accepted, please expect to receive an email with  instructions on accessing the online course.

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Community Health Worker Course Work

This course includes online modules, journal entries, reading reflections and assessments. Students are encouraged to participate in online discussions relevant to the modules and reading assignments, with the end goal of building a learning community focused on the CHW profession.

Courses required to earn this certificate:

  • Community Health Worker

Expected learning outcomes for certificate include:

  • Gain skills in self-awareness and cultural awareness, relationship building, client centered skills, behavior change, SMART goals, motivational interviewing, developing and managing groups, care coordination, trauma-informed care, medical health challenges and behavioral health challenges.

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