Los Angeles Valley College Free Community Health Worker Training Program

Earn a good salary while changing lives and helping people

Sign up today for Los Angeles Valley College’s
Free Community Health Worker Training

Register today – Workshop spaces are limited.
Winter Workshop: Starts Jan. 4, 2022 – Ends Feb. 6, 2022
Spring Workshop: Starts Mar. 22, 2022 – Ends Apr. 19, 2022

Community Health Workers are in demand and Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is offering a free program to train people to prepare for these jobs.

What are Community Health Workers?

They are frontline 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. 

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.

Register today – Workshop spaces are limited.
Winter Workshop: Starts Jan. 4, 2022 – Ends Feb. 6, 2022
Spring Workshop: Starts Mar. 22, 2022 – Ends Apr. 19, 2022

The Community Health Worker Training Curriculum

  • Community Health in Context
  • The Role of the Community Health Worker
  • Health Care Benefits and Resources
  • Community Health Worker Foundational Skills
  • Community Health Worker Foundational Knowledge Base
  • Community Health Worker Ethics and Best Practices

“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 48 hours of individual learning modules that each take approximately one hour to complete. 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

How is the program funded?

It is free to accepted participants due to the joint efforts of LAVC, Partners in Care Foundation, and a grant from the Archstone Foundation.

Contact us TODAY by email or phone to learn more.

Send an email to: communityhealth@lavc.edu
Or call Valeria Covarrubias at: 818-947-2494

This program made possible through contributions by: 

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Registration for the January 2022 Community Health Worker Training Workshop has reached capacity. We will be holding our second CHW Training Workshop on March 22, 2022. To enroll, please complete the form below. When all questions have been answered, hit the “Submit” button. You will receive confirmation that the form was sent, that will be followed in several days with confirmation that you are registered in the workshop.