MCTC's Community Health Worker (CHW) program will prepare you to obtain employment in a variety of organizations. As a Community Health Worker, you will perform a broad range of health related functions and play an important role in bridging the gap between cultures and health care systems. You will work with health care organizations to increase cultural competence, improve access to health care for racial and ethnic minorities, improve the quality of care for the chronically ill, promote healthy communities, and educate families about access to and use of health care coverage. You will learn the six basic core competencies appropriate to job placement. The 11-credit certificate curriculum will provide a blend of classroom and field-based learning to create synergies that lead to an effective training environment for new learners interested in becoming Community Health Workers (CHW). As a CHW, you will understand and can act as a culture broker between your own community and systems of care. You will perform basic health advising and health promotion and link community members to health and social service systems. The CHW Program requires: Grades of C (2.0) or above in all CHW courses. Passing of a criminal background check prior to being placed in a CHW internship. The College cannot guarantee placement in internships for students who do not have a clear criminal background check. For more information about the background study process and disqualifying crimes, contact Roger Golden, Minensota Department of Human Services, at 651-297-7014. Where You Could Work Federal, state, county, or local health departments Human services agencies and organizations Private and/or nonprofit clinics
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