Community Health Worker Training
RCCs Allied Health Department will be offering a winter term Community Health Worker training. This 86-hour training, approved by the Oregon Health Authority, will allow participants to be certified as a Community Health worker in the state of Oregon.
Community health workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of and connection to the community they serve. This trusting relationship enables CHW’s to serve as a link between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
CHWs may offer interpretation and translation services, provide culturally appropriate health education and information, assist people in receiving the care they need, give informal counseling and guidance on health behaviors, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and may provide some direct services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. CHWs are effective at building bridges between underserved communities and the health services they need.
CHWs are usually employed by departments of public health, clinics, community care organizations, or nonprofit organizations. Course information will be delivered using a combination of in class and online instruction.
In Class Dates: Sat/Sun, Jan. 11 & 12, 9-4
Thurs., Feb. 13, 6-8 pm
Sat/Sun, Feb. 22 @ 23, 9-4
Sat/Sun, March 22 @ 23, 9-4
Online: January 11- March 23
PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT FOR ALL IN-CLASS SESSIONS
All in class sessions will occur on the RCC-Table Rock Campus, 7800 Pacific Ave., White City, OR
Tuition: $129 (non-credit), $665 (credit)(cost is subject to change)
Register for this training online(This class is currently full) or call 1-541-245-7841