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The Langan Allied Health Academy’s

Community Health Worker Training Program

Join us for an exciting program for individuals interested in a New career or Expanding skills in their current position. Download Brochure for more Info.

WHAT IS A CHW?

A “Community Health Worker” is an individual who contributes to improved health outcomes in the community. Community health workers promote health within the community in which they reside and/or share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and life experiences with the community members that the individual serves. A community health worker proactively:

  • Serves as a liaison between communities and health care agencies;
  • Provides guidance and social assistance to community residents;
  • Enhances community residents’ ability to effectively communicate with health care providers;
  • Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health education;
  • Advocates for individual and community health;
  • Provides referral and follow-up services or otherwise coordinating care; and
  • Identifies and helps enroll eligible individuals in federal, state, and local private or nonprofit health and human services programs
  • Can work in a community-based, inpatient or other healthcare setting

THE TRAINING IS FOCUSED ON SKILL BUILDING AND INCLUDES:

  • Boundaries and Safety
  • Ethics
  • Documentation
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Preventative Care
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Care Coordination
  • And Much More

The program includes many visiting presenters who will provide specific information about services offered through their organization. The training is a wonderful way to build your knowledge of services in the area as well as grow your network!

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will obtain certification in:

  • Community Health Worker
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • CPR/First Aid & AED
  • Tobacco Dependence Treatment

The CHW program is provided through a partnership with Penn State Health-St. Joseph, Eastcentral PA Area Health Education Center, and The Literacy Council of Reading Berks.

For more information about upcoming classes contact:

Cathy Martin at cathy@lcrb.org 610-670-9960 or
Laura Welliver, lwelliver@pennstatehealth.psu.edu 610-378-2474