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Community Health Worker

Accelerated Job Training,
Professional Development

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ William J. Harrison Education Center

Community health workers (CHWs) are trusted members of the community they serve who assist individuals and communities in their adoption of healthy behaviors. Community health workers may conduct outreach for community or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health.

Program Contact

Nicole McMeans

Email

nmcmeans@stlcc.edu

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Additionally, community health workers may also provide: information on available resources, social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, services such as first aid and blood pressure screening and collect data to help identify community health needs.

This non-credit program combines 128 hybrid classroom hours with 60 service learning hours. The classroom instruction covers topics such as the role of community health workers, public health, chronic disease management, mental health, health outreach, community organizing and advocacy, client-centered counseling, conducting client interviews, care management and home visits. The service learning experience provides individuals with the opportunity to learn and participate in resource gathering, networking and outreach, and job shadowing.

Upon successful completion of the CHW training program, candidates are eligible to apply for the Community Health Worker credential through the Missouri Credentialing Board.

Now Accepting Applications for August 2022 training!

The next CHW class begins Aug. 23. Apply today to get started!

Get Started Today!

Candidates interested in the Community Health Worker training program should complete an online application then follow the instructions to submit their resume and cover letter.

  1. Complete your CHW application. Application deadline is Aug. 5 or when seats fill.
  2. Submit your resume and cover letter to our program staff. Include skills, experience and interests that reflect your passion to serve your community and promote community health.
  3. Inform our staff if you intend to complete the program as part of your current employment.

Upcoming Classes

Currently planning for classes listed below. Enrollment is highly selective and seats may fill before the application period closes.

Class Start Date Application Period Classroom Schedule Location Program Details
CHW Aug. 23 June 8-Aug. 5 T/R 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Harrison Education Center Aug. CHW Flyer
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Class schedules subject to change.

Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Who Should Attend This Program?

Any community-oriented individual, at least 18 years of age, interested in helping others navigate local healthcare systems and learn advocacy strategies.

Eligibility Requirements

Enrollment in the CHW program is highly selective and seats fill quickly. All candidates that apply will be required to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrate academic and career readiness
  • Demonstrate passion for community health work

Applicants may also be required to:

  • Register with MO Family Care Safety Registry if required for service learning
  • Submit an employer commitment letter if completing as part of employment

Program Cost

Grant funding is available for those selected.

Technology Requirements

The CHW program is currently being delivered in a hybrid format. Students will need the following technology to participate in the program.

  • Desktop or laptop computer with an updated operating system (e.g. Windows, Mac, Linux). NOTE: Cell phones will not be sufficient for completing the coursework requirements in this program.
  • Webcam and microphone.
  • Reliable, high-speed internet connection.
  • Updated Internet browser (Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox).
  • Adobe Reader or alternative PDF reader (free).
  • Microsoft Office. NOTE: Students have access to MS Office 365 with their student email.

Community Health Experience

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the College require students to obtain community health service learning experience as part of their course work. Hospitals and health facilities may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check be conducted prior to placement in a clinical setting and as part of an employer’s screening process. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the community health service learning experience, thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements, and/or ineligible for hire.

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact a member of the Community Health Worker team at nmcmeans@stlcc.edu.

Want to stay in-the-know as new class offerings become available?

Text STLCCaccelerated to 22828 and provide your email address. At the beginning of each month, you'll receive an emailed list of upcoming accelerated training programs. Easily unsubscribe at any time. Text message and data rates may apply.

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