This certificate prepares students for a variety of frontline positions in public health. Students gain foundational skills and knowledge in public health, case management, communication, and complete a capstone course aligned with the core competencies of the community health worker role in Vermont. Community health workers are employed by a variety of social service and healthcare organizations and play an important role in supporting improved health outcomes for individuals and populations.
Background checks are common in healthcare and behavioral science fields. Those with prior justice system involvement are encouraged to research employment exclusions that may arise depending on role, employer, and/or licensing criteria.