Community Health Worker Program
Welcome and thank you for your interest!
In August 2022, Ohio University Zanesville launched a Community Health Worker training program in collaboration with Ohio University's Integrated Services for Behavioral Health, Ohio Alliance for Population Health, and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service.
"Community health workers build health knowledge and self-sufficiency through outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy." (American Public Health Association, 2008).
This training will provide 100 hours of classroom content and 130 hours of hands-on clinical content to participants, at no cost to participants. It is a hybrid of online classes and 3 in-person sessions which will be held at the Ohio University Zanesville campus. Once successfully completed, participants will be eligible for certification through the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Ohio University Zanesville Cohort Schedule
- Monday & Wednesday 3-5pm (online)
- January 27th 10am-4pm (in person)
- February 24th 10am-4pm (in person)
- April 21st 10am - 4pm (in person)
Community Health Care Workers are:
- A voice for the community in the healthcare system
- An invaluable asset to communities, and often share certain demographic features (e.g., socioeconomic status, experiences, language) with the community members they serve to promote health
- Community liaisons that help facilitate clients in their decision to make lifestyle and behavioral changes
"With Community Health Workers, it is truly about the community, and it does not matter who you are and what little letters [are] behind your name....that's the piece I really like."
Stipends may be available. If you are interested, please complete the application.
For more information, contact:
Kerri A. Shaw, MSW, LISW-S, CHW
Community Health Worker Program Coordinator
OHIO Alliance for Population Health
6805 Bobcat Way #267, Dublin, OH 43016