Community Health Worker


What is a Community Health Worker?

Community Health Workers (CHW)/Promotores assist in providing education, recruiting, and offering outreach for specified clinic and community programs.  The CHW also serves as a health systems navigator, identifying appropriate levels of health care intervention.  CHWs are employed by community nonprofits, clinics, local health departments, and state agencies. 

What does Health TECH provide?

The Health TECH Academy staff and supporters have obtained a CHW-Basic certification for Health TECH students.  We firmly believe that the Academy prepares students to be excellent CHWs.  Certification will require completion of academy courses, CHW exams, and field work. 

What's been done so far?

  • Health TECH won a grant that creates the South Sacramento Healthcare Pipeline (SSHP) that will allow us to develop a strong CHW program.  SSHP runs from grade 7-14.
  • Elk Grove Adult and Community Education (EGACE) will provide CHW-Basic certification for students.
  • Health TECH staff formed a working committee to seek state-wide certification for CHWs.
  • Health TECH staff are working on a committee with Sierra Health Foundation for a grant that would help Academy students gain CHW experience.
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