Community Health Worker

Community Health Worker Program

Course Duration = 120 hours

This 120-hour accredited course guides community health worker on providing the best service to individuals in their immediate community who may face life challenges with their health and well-being.


A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of, or has an unusually close understanding of, the community served. This trusting relationship enables a CHW to serve as a liaison to, link to, or intermediary between health and social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self‐sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, the provision of information to support individuals in the community, social support and advocacy.

Participants will receive:

  1. Advocacy and community capacity-building skills
  2. Effective oral and written communication skills
  3. Cultural competency
  4. Understanding of ethics and confidentiality issues
  5. Knowledge of local resources and system navigation
  6. Care coordination support skills
  7. Teaching skills to promote healthy behavior change
  8. Outreach methods and strategies
  9. Understanding of public health concepts and health literacy

CHW can specialize in different areas, including:

    • Geriatrics
    • Supporting Victims of Trauma
    • Diabetes Prevention
    • Promoting the Health of Formerly Incarcerated People
    • Mental Health
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health



    We pride ourselves on being a peer led workforce. This includes our CEO Dr. Masica Jordan and our leadership team, training staff, and advisory members. Jordan Peer Recovery was born from personal recovery journeys, making us deeply invested in creating a high performing, talented peer recovery workforce. We are invested in your success.