Community Health Worker

Traditional Health Worker

Community Health Worker

Community Health Worker

Lane Community College is approved by the Oregon Health Authority to train Community Health Workers. Students successfully completing this class will be certified by the Oregon Health Authority as Community Health Workers.

Community Health Workers, serve as liaisons between individuals, communities and coordinated care organizations by providing social assistance.

CHO's help individuals navigate through social services and health care agencies and provide health and nutritional assistance, as appropriate. Community Health Workers are employed by hospitals, CEO's,and nonprofit agencies in Lane County.

This 80 hour training is offered in one term (10 weeks). The cost for the class will be $599. There are no prerequisites, but it is highly recommended that perspective students have volunteer or paid experience working in a non-profit agency.

For Traditional Health Workers who are currently working as a Traditional Health Worker for at least 3000 hours (a year full time) and want to be certified by the State of Oregon, we do offer a lower cost option for certification and supplemental training. Please contact Kathy at for details.

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