Whitley, Elizabeth M.; Drisko, Jodi; Everhart, Rachel M.; Samuels, Benilda A.
June 2007
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p121
Academic Journal
In an effort to standardize and elevate the preparation of Community Health Workers (CHWs), two Colorado agencies, Denver Health and the Community College of Denver collaborated on creating, implementing and evaluating a standardized, academic education certificate program. This case study describes the education program that provides CHWs with the basic, transferable skills necessary to succeed in today's professional healthcare workforce and to be effective in improving the health of their communities. Additionally, the program serves as an entry for individuals into a health career and higher education.


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