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Community Health Worker Program

In accordance with our mission and our vision, Heritage Care, Inc. provides a variety of Maryland-certified healthcare and public health training programs.  Our goal is to help improve health outcomes as well as social determinants of health for underserved members of our community.  

 

Heritage Care Inc, is certified by the state of Maryland Department of Health to offer a community health worker (CHW) program.  Our organization works with local workforce development organizations and colleges to provide this program to our community members free of cost through grant funding.  

CHWs are widely accepted as key stakeholders in our healthcare system and have a major impact on public health.  A CHW is a public health professional that works with clients from underserved communities.  CHWs work in many different capacities and provide a wide variety of services to the community.  Some of these services include:

  • Informal Healthcare Counseling

  • Assistance Accessing Local Healthcare Resources

  • Outreach and Advocacy

  • Community Capacity Building

CHWs can also specialize in different areas.  Some of those areas include:

  • Geriatrics

  • Supporting Victims of Trauma

  • Diabetes Prevention

  • Promoting the Health of Formerly Incarcerated People

  • Mental Health

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health

The Heritage Care Inc. CHW training program includes 155 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of practicum instruction.  Classes are offered in person and our schedule for classes is flexible.  If you or someone you know if interested in training to become a CHW, please fill out the form from the button below.

For more information on a career as a community health worker, please visit the following link:

Community Health Worker Career Information

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