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Department of Health Services

Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilience

Become a Community Health Worker — Training Starts January 30 and in June 2023!

We are pleased to announce two tracks of training through our Community Health Worker (CHW) Certificate Program conducted through our training partner, City College of San Francisco (CCSF).

Spring session opens January 30, 2023 and Summer session will open in June 2023!

This CDC grant-sponsored scholarship program provides free tuition and textbook access exclusively for Sonoma County residents in a two-semester course that trains and certifies students to work in the fields of public health, health care, and social services.

City College of San Francisco Online Certificate Program

CHW Certificate Requirements

Applicants must apply for and be accepted into the scholarship program, then complete the following:

  • Student enrollment in Community College of San Francisco.
  • 14 units of online core CHW classes, incl. Health 201, 202, 203, and 203W 3-4 units of approved online elective classes
  • A 120-hour internship placement (150 hours for paid internships)
  • A final performance-based exam administered by local public health experts

The opportunity for financial support through the Centers for Disease Control’s “CHW COVID Response and Community Resilience Grant” is provided exclusively to Sonoma County residents without respect to immigration status.

Applicants must demonstrate a sincere commitment to complete all requirements and to serve the community of Sonoma County in a community health worker role or similar.

Scholarship applications will be accepted until December 1, 2022 for the Spring 2023 program. Selected students will be notified promptly and must register through CCSF by December 14, 2022.

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Information on 2023 Summer Session and Scholarship Applications coming soon!

This programming was made possible by grant number NU58DP007010 from CDC. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.