Community Health Worker Fellowship

The CHW is an introductory course that combines about 70 hours of in-class instruction with 40 hours of hands-on experience over the course of 20 weeks.


Learning Objectives

Accepted candidates to the CHW fellowship will have the opportunity to learn:

  • General duties and responsibilities of a CHW working in the field, including law and ethics
  • The role of the CHW as part of the public health model
  • Ways in which culture impacts beliefs and attitudes around health, wellness, healing and access to health care.
  • Introductory knowledge about organizing and advocacy, trauma informed care, immigration and mental health, clinical communication skills, and strengths based counseling.

Admission Process

  • Candidates must be 18 years or older
  • Desire to work in community health settings
  • Commitment to social justice and a health equity approach
  • Past experience working or volunteering in community strongly desires

Specific Skills required include:

  • Computer knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office suite (World, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED
  • For ESL speakers, fluency or an intermediate level is requires (CAMLA testing is required)
  • Native speakers of other languages such as Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Amharic, and Tigrinya are strongly encouraged to apply.