Education & Social Sciences

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 can now offer 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

  • This training goes from January 29th - May 17th, 2019 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:00-2:50 p.m., ACEN 117)
    • 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 State of Indiana
  • The $1,500 training course fee is applicable to community members only and it includes registration, examination, and a 1-year 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 1-year membership.

Contact Information

Morales, Gabriela


Gabriela Morales, PhD, CCHW
Director of CHW Training Program

Email: CommunityHealthWork@manchester.edu
Phone: (260) 982-5069

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