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Courses for the Community Health Worker program will not be offered in the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

Community health workers teach the basics of good health and link people to health care and social service systems. Upon completion of Minneapolis College’s 17-credit Community Health Worker (CMHW) certificate, you’ll be able to help improve health care access for underrepresented groups, the elderly and the chronically ill.



1. Achieve effective communicate with staff and community members to effectively interact with a variety of clients, their families and a range of healthcare providers using verbal, nonverbal and listening skills.
2. Demonstrate critical thinking as a framework for solving problems and decision making.
3. Incorporate both health and socio/economic determinants when applying principles of health promotion and disease prevention.
4. Demonstrate knowledge about community resources.
5. Identify components of a client’s culture and the cultural implications that can affect client communication and healthy behaviors.
6. Demonstrate the competencies to work, with minimal supervision, as a CHW in an employing agency.



Community Health Worker

Award: Certificate
Total Credits for Award: 17.00

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