The CCHW designation is an entry-level credential for front-line health workers who, by virtue of their trusted status in the community, serve as a liaison, link and intermediary between health services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
Examples of job titles that are considered to be Community Health Worker positions include but are not limited to Promotores(as) de Salud; Community Health Educator; Health Communicator; Outreach Worker; or Health Advocate.
The CCHW requires a minimum of a high school diploma, general equivalency degree or higher.
- Students will be able to integrate skills and knowledge from communication, resources, advocacy, foundations of health, and professional responsibility to effectively serve diverse communities.
- Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities inherent in community health work.
- C. Students will identify health and social service gaps in a given community and will use advocacy, resource allocation, and culturally competent communication to propose and implement solutions.
- CHWs are essential to public health
- Multifaceted roles, from advocacy to education
- Critical for improving healthcare accessibility
Participants may take an exam through the Florida Certification Board to become certified.
The Florida Community Health Worker Exam is a 100-item, multiple choice exam assessing knowledge and skills across five performance domains and 28 competencies, as follows:
- Communication and Education (5 competencies)
- Resources (4 competencies)
- Advocacy (5 competencies)
- Foundations of Health (7 competencies)
- Professional Responsibilities (7 competencies)
Eligible training and requirements may be found on the FCB website. www.flcertificationboard.org