Community Health Worker

WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER PROGRAM AT KAUA'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE! 

The Community Health Worker (CHW) program prepares individuals to work in health and community service settings providing culturally appropriate health promotion and outreach services, mediating between communities and health and human service systems, ensuring access to healthcare, and building individual and community capacity.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High School diploma or equivalent.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Describe the roles and functions of community health workers (CHW) in Hawaii and within the broader context of public health practice.
  2. Demonstrate the attitudes, skills and knowledge of best practice strategies across a variety of populations in diverse human service settings.
  3. Identify vulnerable populations and the social conditions that contribute to their vulnerability and suggest advocacy strategies to help alleviate those conditions.
  4. Integrate the roles of CHWs into case management phases demonstrating engagement, assessment, and documentation/communication of the special needs and characteristics of unique individuals and communities.  

 

GUIDED PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION

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Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence (CO), 16 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • CHW 101 - Community Health Worker Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • CHW 130 - Introduction to Counseling and Interviewing (3 credits)
Spring Semester 2
  • CHW 135 - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (3 credits)
  • CHW 140 - Case Management (3 credits)
Summer Session Semester 3
  • CHW 145 - Community Health Worker Practicum (4 credits)
Total credits: 16

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