COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER (CHW) APPRENTICESHIP

Community health workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of the community they serve. They serve as a liaison between healthcare services and their community. They often help link people to needed health information and services. Community health workers also build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. They may perform health screenings. Community health workers typically have deep roots or shared life experiences in the communities they serve. They share similar values, ethnic background and socio-economic status and usually the same language as the people they serve. https://explorehealthcareers.org/career/allied-health-professions/community-health-worker/

For questions about the APCA Apprenticeship Program, contact:

Louise Crago, Health Education Coordinator

louisec@alaskapca.org

office: (907) 212-6584 or cell: (260) 602-4857