RCTC’s Community Health Worker program is designed to prepare students for careers as liaisons between clients and health and social services. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to help improve the access to services, improve the quality and cultural competence of care, create an effective system of chronic disease management, and increase the health knowledge and self-sufficiency of underserved populations. The CHW certificate can also offer students a pathway to advance their academic careers in other health- and social services-related fields such as community health, nursing, medical assistant, social work and more.
You will develop critical thinking skills as a framework for solving problems and making decisions.
- You will gain an understanding of how ethics influence client care.
- You will learn how to gather and record appropriate client and community information.
- You will acquire knowledge of basic concepts of the most common diseases found in client populations.
The Community Health Worker performs a broad range of health related functions and plays an important role in bridging the gap between cultures and healthcare systems. A Community Health Worker interacts 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. This program is offered through RCTC's Center for Business and Workforce Education.