Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County

SRJC CHW Certificate Program


chw Certificate program

(22 units, Academic, Financial and ESL support available )

 "The Community Health Worker Skills Certificate provides classroom training and field experience for individuals desiring to become Community Health Workers (CHW's), or for CHW's wishing to broaden their skills. Individuals who understand their community's culture, language and health beliefs and are interested in assisting their community in assessing health needs and addressing quality health services are encouraged to enter this program."

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Contact SRJC CHW Program Director Kimberley Caldewey, PA, MPH

 Phone:  (707) 527-4836  



APHA Definition of a Community Health Worker

"A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
 A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy."  

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Healthy life choices education and support
  • Resource and referral
  • Health system navigation
  • Home safety check
  • Asthma support
  • Diabetes support
  • Depression support
  • Medication schedule support
  • Much more!

SRJC Alumni and Friends CHW  Chapter 

Resource above courtesy of

Community Health Workers Initiative of Sonoma County


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