Community Health Worker

This content is for informational purposes. If you are interested in taking this course please contact Lisa Spagnola via phone (718) 982-2078.

Community Health Workers (CHWs) assist community members who may have difficulty accessing healthcare providers, systems or medicine, due to cultural, language and/or socioeconomic barriers.

Students will attain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the CHW role, including:

  • Extensive practice providing Patient-Centered Care
  • A comprehensive understanding of Chronic Diseases and Health Literacy
  • Cultural Competency and Communication Skills WQHWto connect and relate to patients
  • Critical Thinking to assess patients’ needs and measure their progress
  • Knowledge of Interdisciplinary Healthcare Teams to bridge gaps in patients’ healthcare

At the College of Staten Island, students receive the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the CHW role by completing occupational training and a contextualized Anthropology 100 course concurrently.  Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 pm for 26 weeks over a 30 week semester.

  • Classes are held two evenings a week, from October 2016 through May 2017
  • Two dedicated instructors present in every class
  • Extensive in-class reading and writing support
  • Curriculum designed for adults students returning to the classroom
  • Three college credits, CUNY Pathways* approved


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Course Details

Title: Community Health Worker

Training Mode: In Person

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