Human Services - Nontraditional Health Worker

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Nontraditional health worker

The increasing complexity of our health care system has created a need for trained professionals who serve as links between community members and the health care system.

Our certificate prepares you to work in three emerging roles in the health care field –

  1. Community health workers
    1. Teaches  community members chronic disease self-management
    2. Helps clients navigate the system
  2. Peer wellness/support specialists
    1. Works with refugees experiencing related trauma issues
  3. Health system navigators
    1.  Help people with disabling conditions obtain medical services

Field work (practicum)

If you are completing one of our specialist certifications, you will be placed in a field work practicum.

Review your responsibilities as a practicum student and visit our field work web page for more information.

See our curriculum requirements and course descriptions and for more information or contact the program chair, e-mail the Human Services office or call 503.399.5048.