Community Health Worker

Also called: Promotor de Salud, Lay Health Advisor, Community Health Program Coordinator, Community Health Promoter, SASH Coordinator, Recovery Coach, Cultural Broker, Patient Navigator, Peer Support Specialist, Community Health Representative.

Job Outlook in Vermont
Medium Growth

What you might do
Community Health Workers work with people to improve the health of their communities.  They identify needs, do health screenings, and help people get the health care they need.  They help community members and health care providers learn about each other.

Where you might work
CHWs can work in a medical area or in communities. These can include health services, including mental health facilities, substance abuse programs, nursing homes, health care clinics, and neighborhood or faith-based organizations.

Related Links
My Next Move: Community Health Workers
O*Net Online: Community Health Workers
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Community Health Workers
Vermont Department of Health: Community Health Workers
National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW)

Education Required
Community Health Workers usually receive on-the-job training.  A bachelor’s degree (4 years) is sometimes required.

Community College of Vermont

Saint Michael's College

University of Vermont

Vermont State University - Castleton

Goodwin University

Western Connecticut State University

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Fitchburg State University

Northern Essex Community College

North Shore Community College

Tufts University

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Keene State College

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Farmingdale State College

Hudson Valley Community College

Russell Sage College

Syracuse University

Beal University (ME)

Southern New Hampshire University

University of New Hampshire

Where to Study

For more information, contact your regional AHEC:

Northern Vermont AHEC

Southern Vermont AHEC