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Metropolitan Community College Community Health Worker Certification through Surviving the Odds
The Community Health worker certificate program is designed to develop communication skills, interaction strategies, and awareness of local health care resources; emphasis is placed on understanding the legal and ethical responsibilities involved with advocacy, and how cultural beliefs play a role in community health practices.Other topics in the curriculum include: personal safety, lifestyle choices and environmental factors, forms and documentation, disparities in healthcare, and effective communication and basic presentation skills.
Paraprofessionals/students who are interested in participating in the Community Health Worker program must:
1. Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
2. Be at least 18 years of age
3. Pass a criminal background check and a Family Care Registry screening
4. Have a valid Social Security number
5. Have a government-issued, photo ID
6. All students whose first language is not English (ESL students) must first complete the testing process for the Applied Language Institute (ALI), and if necessary, all classes that ALI may require.
All classroom training will be facilitated by the Executive Director of Surviving the Odds, Consuelo Ross, CPN (Certified Patient Navigator). If you are interested in participating in a class please complete the form below.