Are you considering a career in health care, wellness, or nutrition? Chatfield’s Community Health Worker (CHW) program prepares students for a career working with individuals to provide effective, efficient, and appropriate services to underserved clients and diverse communities. CHWs assist nurses, social workers, nutritionists and other health care professionals in providing health services. Finally, CHWs help individuals and communities by increasing health knowledge through outreach, community education, informal counseling, and social support In addition, you may choose to apply for a Community Health Worker (CHW) certificate through the Ohio Board of Nursing.
Students are qualified to act as healthcare providers.
Graduates go on to:
- Earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees
- Work as case managers, nutrition or addiction treatment assistants, and women’s health specialists, among other roles
- Make a difference as a member in the healthcare team in public or private organizations. CHWs affect the care and health of individuals, families and communities as well as the policy with the healthcare system.