THE NORTHWEST INDIAN OIC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER TRAINING FROM THE MINNESOTA JOB SKILLS PARTNERSHIP BOARD.
Northwest Indian OIC was awarded grant funding to scholarship 12 community members for Community Health Worker training. The Community Health Worker Training is accredited through Northwest Technical College in partnership with Optivation. Classes are scheduled begin March 22, 2016.
Community Health Workers (CHW's) perform a broad range of health-related functions and play an important role in the bridging the gap between distinct communities and health and social care systems. CHW's provide their communities with information about health issues that affect them and link individuals with the health and social services they need to achieve wellness. They work with health care organizations to increase and improve access to health care organizations, improve access to health care for racial and ethnic minorities, improve quality of care for the chronically ill, promote healthy communities and educate families about access to and the use of health care coverage and act as a liaison between their own community and systems of care. Community health workers perform a broad range of health-related functions and play an important role in bridging the gap between cultures and health care systems.
For more information about the Community Health Worker Program contact Malissia Jones at 759.2022.