Education & Social Sciences
Community Health Workers

Health Communication Major

Certified Community Health Worker Training

Manchester University's Partnership with Indiana Community Health Workers Association (INCHWA)

As of December 1, 2018, Manchester University (MU) is a INCHWA-approved Training Vendor of Certified CHW Curriculum.  Through the direction and instruction of Dr. Gabriela Morales, MU now offers its students and community members an opportunity to earn a certification in community health work. MU students and community members, join us for this great opportunity!  

Community Members, CLICK HERE for registration.

MU Students, CLICK SPARTANS for registration.

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What is a Community Health Worker?

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a front-line 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. (American Public Health Association, 2009)

Certification Details

As our first community health worker training is coming to an end, here we provide you details about the upcoming training that will be held at MU in Spring 2020.

  • When: January 28th - May 15th, 2020; MWF 1:00-1:50pm
  • Room #: TBA
    • This training prepares the student to take the certification exam at the end of the training.  
    • Upon successful completion of the exam, the student will be a certified CHW through the Indiana Community Health Workers Association (INCHWA).
  • The $1,500 training course fee is applicable to community members only and it includes registration, examination, background check, and INCHWA membership.
  • For MU students, this course will be part of the student's tuition for the semester which will cover the registration fee as well as the examination.  In addition, a $40 fee is required for the INCHWA membership.

Contact Information

Morales, Gabriela Gabriela Morales, PhD, CCHW
 Assistant Professor of Health Communication
 Director of CHW Training Program

 Phone: (260) 982-5069
 Location: ACEN 308