Community Health Worker

Community Health Worker

Community health workers provide a link between the community, healthcare practitioners and social services professionals. In addition to direct care, community health workers also participate in community-based education, advocacy, policy and change efforts to improve comprehensive healthcare delivery. Community health workers play a significant role in serving our diverse communities.

Students in the Community Health Worker Program at Harper College are trained in such areas as case management, medical terminology, community health, and working with diverse populations. The program prepares students for community health positions such as community health advocates, lay health educators, community health representatives, patient navigators, and promotores de salud. The program is ideal for those seeking immediate employment in the community health field, or pursuing additional education. Following completion of this program, students commonly pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Human Services or a related profession.

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For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.