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 offers up to 9 credits towards a degree in Human Services at LaGuardia.
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 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.
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.