The BCCC Community Health Worker (CHW) Workforce Development Training Program is a 12-week course sequence that provides entry into the healthcare field for Baltimore City residents, while earning certification through the Maryland Department of Health. Upon completion of the CHW courses, students are prepared to serve as a frontline public health worker.
The CHW serves as an intermediary between health and social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, the provision of information to support individuals in the community, social support and advocacy.
Internal Number: 2021-027
About Baltimore City Community College
As the only community college in Baltimore City, and the only State-sponsored community college in Maryland, we enroll more Baltimore City residents than any other college or university in the state. For over 70 years, the College has served as a gateway to higher education. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities at all levels to the citizens of Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and other countries.