Cincinnati, OH – Are you looking for more than just a job? What about a career as a community health worker? In 10 short weeks of classroom/online training and a community-based practicum, you can have a new profession, providing essential health information and linking clients to valuable community resources to improve their health and wellbeing.

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A Career as A Community Health Worker

According to Glassdoor, the average base salary for community health workers is $33,520 annually. Depending on experience and years in the industry, the wages can rise to more than $50,000 annually.

Although the responsibilities vary by company, here are a few examples of the tasks completed by community health workers:

  • Act as a liaison between the health care provider and their patients
  • Assist consumers in finding a regular doctor and navigating the health care system
  • Educate and direct patients to community-based medical and behavioral health services
  • Support patients in finding basic resources so that they can focus on their health care needs and managing chronic disease conditions
  • Working with pregnant women to provide support and assistance after delivery
  • Provide one-on-one coaching and support for consumers who have low literacy

Health Care Access Now offers a Community Health Care Worker Training Program. Upon graduation, students are qualified to apply to the Ohio Board of Nursing for a certificate to practice.


Program Requirements, Tuition and Financial Assistance

Health Care Access Now will offer two training sessions in 2018:

  • May 21 – July 27 (Summer 2018)
  • August 27 – November 2 (Fall 2018)

Program participants must be 18 years old, an Ohio resident with a government-issued photo ID, and an acceptable BCI (civilian) and FBI (federal) criminal records check before participating in the community-based practicum.

Full program tuition is $2,750. In some instances, employers subsidize the tuition. Those who do not receive tuition assistance from their employer may be eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services to cover the cost of the training and certification programs.

To learn more about the Health Care Access Now Community Health Worker Training Program or to register, please contact Ella Thomas at or 513-245-4348.

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