Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Certified Community Health Worker Training

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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. 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.

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

Below are the details about the upcoming training that will be held at MU in Spring 2024.

  • When: Jan. 29 - May 17, 2024; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
  • Classes will be on Manchester University's North Manchester campus. A synchronous online option will be available for community members who are unable to travel to campus.
    • 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.


Michelle Calka