Northeast AHEC


PA Area Health Education Center

Community Health Worker Accredited Training Program

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

A Community Health Worker is an individual who contributes to improved health outcomes in the community where they reside and/or share ethnicity, language and life experiences.

They proactively serve as a liaison between communities and healthcare agencies, provide guidance and social assistance to community residents, advocate for individuals and community health, provide referrals and follow up services for care and so much more.

Community Health Workers can be employed in community-based, inpatient or other healthcare settings.

Funding may be available to eligible participants through PA CareerLinkĀ®.

"I loved this program. It taught me so much that I did not know. It is something that I use in my job currently and I can always use in the future." - Julie P. (St. Luke's Hospital)

"Being a Community Health Worker has opened many doors for me. I love helping my Community, there's just no other way of saying it. The population I work with changes now and then but if it wasn't for this training and the tools I've been given, I would not be as successful as I am today. I'm grateful to say I've been in this role for 4 years now with so much knowledge and integrity. It may seem scary at first, but the key I would say is to know who or where to turn to when you need help, whether it be with resources, or how to deal with others. Best of luck to those who are coming into this role. You will not be disappointed! ." - Gilary D. C-S (St. Luke's University Health Network)

"I truly enjoyed the training, as it allows for one to also get to know more CHW's and navigate and strategize in partnership." - Elisa C. (Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley)

"I have been a CHW for years, but not recognized by Community or the Network I represent. After CHW training I learned there is so much more we can do for our community. I access social determinants of health that can save lives. So thinking of that I decided to go forward, and get my Certification through the state of PA." - Gloria R. (Valley Health Partners at LVHN)

For more information contact: Chelsea Wolff at

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Northeast AHEC Northeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center
164 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Archbald, PA 18403 |

570-209-9644 |

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