Community Health Worker

The Community Health Worker (CHW) program prepares individuals to work in health and community service settings providing culturally appropriate health promotion and outreach services, mediating between communities and health and human service systems, ensuring access to healthcare, and building individual and community capacity.

Program Admission Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent.

All applicants must complete the UH Application and Health Clearance forms.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) approved 01/25/2017

  1. Describe the roles and functions of community health workers (CHW) in Hawai‘i and within the broader context of public health practice.
  2. Demonstrate the attitudes, skills and knowledge of best practice strategies across a variety of populations in diverse human service settings.
  3. Identify vulnerable populations and the social conditions that contribute to their vulnerability and suggest advocacy strategies to help alleviate those conditions.
  4. Integrate the roles of CHWs into case management phases demonstrating engagement, assessment, and documentation/communication of the special needs and characteristics of unique individuals and communities.