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Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance Community Health Worker Certificate Program
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Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance Community Health Worker Certificate Program

6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017
When: Monday, June 26th until Friday, June 30th,
From 8:00 am until 5:00 pm
Where: UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works
1498 O'Dovero Drive
Suite 2
Marquette, Michigan  49855
United States
Contact: Crystal S. Korpi

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The Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA), in collaboration with Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) and MI Works, is launching a Community Health Worker (CHW) training. Individuals who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion signed by MiCHWA. Successful completion of the program does not guarantee employment but does enhance your employability in the community health worker profession.



The curriculum is designed to train front-line health workers to provide culturally responsive services in Michigan communities. Each of the 8 core competencies are presented in modules that promote the development of skills needed to become gainfully employed as a community health worker and enhance the knowledge base of those already employed. The internship consist of field experiences in local agencies where the focus is for the student to apply and integrate their course work into practice. CHWS who are currently employed will complete internship at their place of work. Participation will require computer access, with webcam/microphone/speakers, and internet access to complete the online sessions. 


Training Pre-requisites

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Independent work in community setting.

If not employer sponsored*

  • Interview with instructor.
  • Working car and proof of auto insurance.
  • Criminal background check.
  • Drug Screen.

 * We will not conduct a drug screen or background check; however, most employers require both



In-person class sessions are Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Online sessions will be held July 5 - July 21, 2017 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, plus independent study hours, to total 126 training hours.


There will be a mandatory online registration on Thursday, June 22nd from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Please contact Rebecca Lindsay for a detailed training schedule, including independent study hours.



126 In-Class Hours (in-class sessions, online sessions, homework, exams, independent study) + 40 Internship Hours (if not employed as a CHW)




Please click here to view a copy of the flyer.




Crystal S. Korpi, Workforce Development Specialist, Michigan Primary Care Association



Registration Fee

$1,050 per participant. Registration open until June 8 or until class is full.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refunds must be submitted in writing. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of cancellations. A 10% administrative fee is charged for all cancellation and refund requests. No refunds will be given within 5 business days of the event.




UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works!

1498 O'Dovero Drive Suite 2

Marquette, Michigan 49855



General Inquiries

Please contact Rebecca Lindsay, M.P.H., CHES | MiCHWA Education and Registry Manager at or 734.615.9909




Please contact Crystal S. Korpi, Workforce Development Specialist, Michigan Primary Care Association at or 517.827.0876



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