Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) - $375
The Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) designation is an entry-level credential for front-line public health workers who, by virtue of their trusted status in the community, serve as a liaison, link, and intermediary between health services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
Examples of job titles that are considered to be Community Health Worker positions include but are not limited to Promotores(as) de Salud; Community Health Educator; Health Communicator; Outreach Worker; or Health Advocate.
Applicants in need of financial assistance may contact the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition for assistance. For English-speaking applicants, please call 850-888-2495 or Interesados que hablen español, pueden llamar al 305-243-8433.
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Formal Education: High School Diplomas or General Equivalence Degrees must be eligible for acceptance by colleges or universities holding nationally recognized accreditation through the United States Department of Education and/or Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Content Specific Training: 30 hours of content specific training, allocated as follows: 1. Communication and Education: 4 hours 2. Resources: 4 hours 3. Advocacy: 4 hours 4. Foundations of Health: 4 hours 5. Professional Responsibility: 4 hours 6. Electives: 10 hours
Related Work Experience: 500 hours of work and/or volunteer experience providing community health worker services in any of the following domains of practice:
Communication and Education: tasks related to community education
Resources: tasks related to linking community members with available health/social services
Advocacy: tasks related to advocating for the community’s health/social service needs
Work/volunteer experience must be directly related to the core competencies of the credential and must have occurred within the last 5 years.
Recommendations: Three (3) professional letters of recommendation for certification
Exam: Certified Community Health Worker Exam
According to the Beaure of, CCHW makes approximately $19 per hour and about 39,000 per year.
The community health worker’s responsibilities may include:
Helping individuals, families, groups, and communities develop their capacity and access to resources, including health insurance, food, housing, quality care, and health information
Facilitating communication and client empowerment in interactions with health care/social service systems
Helping health care and social service systems become culturally relevant and responsive to their service population
Helping people understand their health condition(s) and develop strategies to improve their health and well being
Helping to build understanding and social capital to support healthier behaviors and lifestyle choices
Delivering health information using culturally appropriate terms and concepts
Linking people to health care/social service resources
Providing informal counseling, support, and follow-up
Advocating for local health needs
Providing health services, such as monitoring blood pressure and providing first aid
Making home visits to chronically ill patients, pregnant women and nursing mothers, individuals at high risk of health problems and the elderly
Translating and interpreting for clients and health care/social service provider
Absolute Home Health Training Center offers the CCHW course for one week, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Our address is 4103 FL 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319. you can also give us a call @ 954-388-5920.
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