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Expanding the scope of the healthcare delivery systems

St. Catherine University is offering information sessions this summer for the Community Health Worker (CHW) certificate program.

Community Health Workers are a critical link to improving healthcare outcomes. Working in hospitals, clinics, non-profit organizations, community centers and other settings, their role is to help reduce disparities in health care and improve health outcomes in underprivileged communities.

CHWs, who are often a member of the cultural community for whom they advocate, help bridge gaps in communications and familiarity between these communities and health systems.

Meeting two afternoons per week over nine months, the Community Health Worker program at St. Kate’s helps students develop leadership and communication skills to become a highly valued member of a healthcare team.

This certificate prepares students to be a liaison and an educator who can personalize care for those who are managing chronic ailments, learning about preventative care, or caring for newborns and children.  

Open house schedule

Three open house sessions are scheduled Thursday, June 16, July 14 and Aug. 11, from 4-6:30 p.m., in room 251 of the Education building on the University’s Minneapolis campus, 601 25th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

To reserve your place, call 651-690-7800 or  learn more at the Community Health Worker website, including information on applying to start in September 2011.

June 10, 2011 by Julie Michener

See also: Education, Healthcare, Social Justice, Students