Community Health Workers are an important resource for communities and healthcare organizations, connecting individuals and families to services and information they need. The Community Health Worker Certificate Training Program is administered on a contract basis and can be customized for your organization. Students may earn up to 6 credits towards a degree in Human Services at LaGuardia. This program is not open for general student enrollment.
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.
The Community Health Worker Certificate Training Program is a contextualized program that provides instruction and activities to build academic skills while preparing students to enter or advance in the workplace as a CHW. They receive extensive career development services and upon program completion earn a certificate of completion from LaGuardia. 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.
Destina Garcia, a community health worker at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, recently completed a new Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Program at LaGuardia Community College. Read more about Destina Garcia in The New York Times.