Community Health Worker Certificate Program

Cindy Widuck
Cindy Widuck, lecturer in the College of Public Health, is working to create a Community Health Worker Certificate Program. The Community Health Worker Certificate Program will prepare students to become a certified community health worker through the Ohio Board of Nursing. The certificate is expected to be a six-credit hour traditional face-to-face course offered starting fall 2020. The certificate will also require a three-credit hour internship, offered spring 2021. The college has partnered with AxessPointe in Kent as an internship site and plans to add additional internship locations in Barberton and Akron. The certificate is only offered to Kent State students, faculty and staff. Interested community members can enroll as a guest student to the certificate. The program is in collaboration with the College of Education, Health and Human Services, Office of Career Exploration and Development, College of Business Administration, AxessPointe, Coleman Pregnancy Center and Kent City Health Department. The program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Through instruction and real-life experiences, students will gain valuable knowledge and skills, while actively helping communities.
POSTED: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 2:16pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 1:53pm