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CHW Training Classes & Registration Process
  • Community Health Worker Introduction

  • Communication, Networking & Conflict

  • Boundaries

  • Personal Safety

  • Building and Maintaining Relationships

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

  • Health Literacy


  • Documentation

  • Chronic Disease

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Preventive Care

  • Benefits Check up

  • Becoming a Healthier You

  • Accident Prevention

  • Opioid Brief Intervention

  • Every Smoker, Every Time

Additional Modules

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • CPR/AED/First Aid

  • Mandated Reporter

  • Cultural Understanding, Anti-racism, & Advocacy

What You Will Learn

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100-hour CHW Training Classes
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Tuition includes: 
  • All course fees and materials

  • CPR/First Aid Certification

  • Adult or Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

  • Joining the CHW Collaborative Community for ongoing education and support

Payment guidelines are provided when your registration is accepted for the course. Payment is not required at the time of application, but is required to reserve your spot in a training session once your application has been accepted.

In-person Training Format

  • Class schedule are determined prior to the start of each 100-hour training course. For example, classes for the next scheduled course will follow the format: 10 hours/week for 10 weeks. Classes will be held on Monday and Friday from 9am-2pm. 

  • Necessary materials for the course are provided at the first class. 


Virtual Training Format

  • Participants will complete approximately 2-3 hours of pre-work before the first day of training. Pre-work includes: 

    • Sign into Online Classroom and review the Syllabus 

    • A couple of readings. 

    • Complete the pre-course evaluation

  • The class schedule will follow the same as an in-person training. This is a live, interactive course taught by AHEC CHW trainers. A full agenda will be provided once your registration is finalized.

Virtual Training IT Requirements

  • Computer: Windows, Apple desktop or laptop computer OR Mobile Device/Tablet/Surface: iOS, Android, Windows

  • Computer microphone and speakers

    • For the best experience, join the course from a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Phones are best used as audio backup only.

    • If your computer does not have a microphone and speakers, you can use the dial-in option from your phone for audio.

  • Internal or external HD webcam

  • Internet Connection

    • We recommend an internet connection speed of at least 5 mbps (upload and download). You can test your internet speed at


*The course will be hosted through Zoom. We will provide a how-to guide for those unfamiliar with the platform.

Community Health Worker Information Sessions

Each information session we aim to give an overview of the CHW training classes and have time to answer questions that arise (or one's you had coming into the info session. During this time we will: 

  • discuss the 100-hour training program designed to provide the core competencies needed for work in community based and inpatient settings

  • outline the process for state certification as a CHW in Pennsylvania

  • have plenty of time for Q&A


These info session are meant to be a two-way conversation. While we hope to impart some info around the CHW training program, we equally want this to be a time to be an opportunity to touch on what you feel is important for your neighborhood and community - and how a CHW can help bridge the gaps and address health disparities you maybe noticing. 

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