Community Health Worker Training Program 

 CHWTP provides the necessary MiCHWA approved training to become a Community Health Worker (CHW), Health Support Worker, Community Health Aide, and a vast array of diverse and integrated public health positions. Students concurrently complete 126 hours of classroom-based training and 40 internship hours during the program.

Graduates of CHWTP will earn a certification and become MiCHWA Certified after the completion of the cohort. As a certified Community Health Worker become a frontline public health worker who is a trusted individual who will understand the community they serve.  

What will you learn? 

Career Opportunities

CHWs uses MiCHWAs 8 Core Competency Curriculum

  • CHW Role in Public Health & Health Systems
  • Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
  • Navigating Community Resources
  • Communications Styles & Cultural Responsiveness
  • Behavorial Health, Substance Use & Abuse Disorders
  • Teaching & Capacity Building
  • Coordination, Documentation, & Reporting
  • Health Lifestyles
  • CHW with Detroit Health Department  
  • Specialist Intake 
  • Case Aid Assistant 
  • Community Health Specialist 
  • Recovery Support 
  • Youth Specialist 
  • Health Navigator 
  • Family Support 
  • Community Outreach
  • Care Coordinator 
  • Peer Support 
  • Paraprofessional
  • Life/Success Coach 
  • Adult Case Manager 
CHWTP Application Process

                                                      Apply HERE to become a Community Health Worker in your community.

Application closes October 16th, 2023

 Duration of the Class: October 30th – December 20th (8-weeks)                                                                                                                 Time: 9:00am-4:00pm, Mondays & Wednesdays

Program Requirements 

To be eligible for CHW, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age 
  • Provide verification of highest education credentials (high school diploma/ GED at minimum)
  • Comply with training requirements outlined by RTI to become a Community Health Worker
  • Basic Technology Skills (Using Email, Navigating the Web, Working with files)

Proof of your highest level of education can be a copy of your diploma/GED, degree, or official transcripts. If you attended a Detroit Public School, you can request your transcripts from DPS here.

Technology Requirements 

If accepted into the program, trainees will need an electronic device, such as a laptop, tablel, or iPad with a webcam, microphone, and audio capability. When in-person trainings are not possible, some trainings with be conducted via Zoom

                                                                               Questions? [email protected]

Apprenticeship Program

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