Community Health Workers (CHWs) are public health professionals whose main responsibility is to help bridge gaps between different populations and healthcare or social service systems by providing outreach, basic health
education, referrals and follow-up service, case management and home visiting services.
- Provide culturally appropriate health information and translation
- Offer health and social service guidance
- Provide direct service, such as basic first aid and health screening tests
- Advocate for individual and community needs
The Community Health Worker Certificate Training Program is a contextualized program that provides instruction and activities to build academic skills while preparing you to enter or advance in the workplace as a
CHW. You will receive extensive career development services and upon program completion earn a certificate of completion from LaGuardia.
We also offer a track for English Language Learners that provides healthcare related English language instruction in addition to regular program material.
Our graduates have been hired as CHWs, health coaches and patient care navigators at
organizations including Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, City Health Works and Iora Health.
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
- All LaGuardia Continuing Education students attending classes on campus must submit documentation of full vaccination to the Cleared4 platform before the first day of in-person instruction. For more information click here.
*Documentation will be required.