High School Community Health Worker Training Program
The High School Community Health Worker (HSCHW) Training Program is a year long training program that seeks to increase the number of trained HSCHWs to engage family, peers and community in strategies for better health.
The objectives of the HSCHW training program are to:
The MSM HSCHW training is 161 hours total: 2.5 weeks (91 hours) of classroom instruction with core competencies/skills, followed by 2 weeks (70 hours) of field instruction (summer intensive) and additional hours of continuing education (school year). The summer intensive training is held every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during July and early August. During the school year (August–May), students meet monthly to receive educational booster sessions, discuss family/community monitoring activities, and work on the implementation of their community project.
ELIGIBILITY: Rising 10th-12th grade students and recent graduates of Washington, Tri-Cities, Banneker, KIPP Collegiate, Mays, McClarin, Carver, Douglass, Hughes, Therrell and West Lake High Schools. (If your school is not mentioned above, have a school administrator contact us).
The program includes: instruction & materials, classroom & field training, continuing
education (monthly), 3 CHW textbooks, info binder, access to learning management system
(Canvas), equipment, a computer/tablet, blood pressure monitoring equipment, a portable
scale, 2 polo shirts, book bag Marta cards (transportation), training stipend, CPR
certification, competency exam, job training & placement assistance (for HS Graduates),
on-going community/school projects, and a CHW training completion certificate.
Applications are due March 31st!
Student-Led Community Health Projects
During the summer training, students work in groups to brainstorm and develop a community
and/or school-based health project to be implemented during the school year in conjunction with
local Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and school partners.
Students complete a
Students spend full days shadowing in a variety of settings including: a community clinic, a community garden, a mental health counseling center, community conservation corps locations, a food bank and a homeless shelter.
Family & Community Monitoring
Each trained student
For more information, contact: