Gateway Community College Community Health Worker Training Program

Program Reviewed

Community Health Worker

Credit Recommendation

  • Community Health Worker Training: 4 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

June 2014 through January 2020

Source of Records

Gateway Community College; Office of the Registrar, N214; 20 Church Street; New Haven, CT 06510

About the Training Sponsor and Program

The Community Health Worker training program at Gateway Community College is offered by the College's Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division.

How to Apply for the Credit


Community Health Worker Training: 4 credits, lower division level
A Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) complements clinically-trained healthcare teams comprised of physicians, physician assistants, and nurses, among others. CHWs carry out a broad range of responsibilities that facilitate access to healthcare services and that support patients achieve goals in their care plans. Examples include: positively connecting to the community, helping others find access to healthcare and social services, managing cases and coordinating care, delivering home-based support services and coaching and promoting good health. The Community Health Worker program at Gateway Community College covers the following major topics: the role of a CHW, evolution of the CHW field, introduction to public health, promoting health equality, introduction to healthcare and healthcare policy in the U.S., practicing cultural humility, conflict resolution skills, stress management and self care, guiding principles for working with individual clients, conducting initial client interviews, case management, client centered counseling for behavior change, home visiting and mental health first aide and suicide prevention.

About the Review

This review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.