Langan Allied Health Academy – Community Health Worker Training Program

Join us for an exciting program for individuals interested in a new career or expanding skills in their current position.

What is a Community Health Worker?

A “Community Health Worker” is an individual who contributes to improved health outcomes in the community. Community health workers promote health within the community in which they reside and/or share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and life experiences with the community members that the individual serves. A community health worker proactively:

  • Serves as a liaison between communities and health care agencies;
  • Provides guidance and social assistance to community residents;
  • Enhances community residents’ ability to effectively communicate with health care providers;
  • Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health education;
  • Advocates for individual and community health;
  • Provides referral and follow-up services or otherwise coordinating care; and
  • Identifies and helps enroll eligible individuals in federal, state, and local private or nonprofit health and human services programs
  • Can work in a community-based, inpatient or other healthcare setting

Training Focus

The training is focused on skill building, including:

  • Boundaries and safety
  • Ethics
  • Documentation
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Preventative care
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Care coordination; and more

The program includes many visiting presenters who will provide specific information about services offered through their organization. The training is a wonderful way to build your knowledge of services in the area as well as grow your network.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will obtain certification in:

  • Community health worker
  • Youth mental health first aid
  • CPR, first aid and AED
  • Tobacco dependence treatment

The Community Health Worker program is provided through a partnership with Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Eastcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center, and the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks.

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