Partners’ Workforce Development Training Center Community Health Worker Training Program


Earn a good salary while changing lives and helping people

Community Health Workers are in demand and Partners in Care Foundation’s Workforce Development Training Center is offering free programs that train and prepare community members to join this crucial CHW workforce.

What are Community Health Workers?

They are trusted public health workers. They serve as a link between health services, social services, and the community while helping chronically ill older adults and others access medical and social services. They focus on establishing trust in communities and improving quality of life for those in need.

A CHW provides social care management both in an office and through home visits. Some of the ways they help people include:

  • Apply for food stamps
  • Apply for benefits –like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security and Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Find programs that help pay for utilities (like heat or water)
  • Find emergency housing
  • Arrange transportation to appointments

Who hires Community Health Workers?

There are 5,890 Community Health Worker jobs in LA County alone. They can be found in:

  • Medical practices
  • Health Insurance Plans
  • Community-based organizations such as Area Agencies on Aging

What can you expect for pay?

According to Indeed, the average base salary for Community Health Workers in California is $19.20. The range of hourly wages for a CHW  in California can start at $13.47 and go up to $34.03.

What does the Training  cover?

The Community Health Worker Training curriculum consists of six key areas including in-depth content on recognizing and responding to behavioral health concerns, developed in collaboration with clinical care team members.

“This training will let you earn a good living, change lives and work miracles.”

Kristy M. 
Partners in Care Foundation CHW

The classes are all online!

There are two classes, 24 hours each, including individual learning modules. Classes are self-directed, allowing you to work at your own pace.

Who should sign up?

  • Any students seeking introductory knowledge about the role of a community health worker
  • Pre-Nursing, pre-allied health, and any or all students interested in working in the health and social services fields
  • Students seeking a 2nd career working with older adults in their community 
  • Retirees seeking new job skills 
  • Unemployed individuals seeking new job skills
  • Employed individuals seeking new job skills 
  • Anyone generally interested in helping others