Virtual Community Health Worker Training Offered

The Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health, in partnership with Everyday Life Consulting, will offer a Community Health Worker (CHW) certification training program for Upper Peninsula residents in a virtual format starting Tuesday, Jan. 9. The training consists of 12 days of instruction on the nationally recognized CHW core competencies, plus Mental Health First Aid and Adverse Childhood Event training.

This opportunity is being offered for $250 per person, deeply discounted from the standard rate of $1,625, thanks to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant. The required student textbook and workbook, a National Community Health Worker certificate and lifetime access to virtual learning labs and the NCHW registry are included in this cost.

Training will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30; and Feb. 6, 8, 13 and 15. 

CHWs act as a bridge between the community and public services. They provide leadership, peer education, support and resources to support community empowerment. They are uniquely qualified to build on strengths and address unmet health needs in their neighborhoods. Organizations with successful CHW programs build valuable connections in the communities they serve. 

For more information and to register for NCHW training, visit

Media contact: Elise Bur, director of the NMU Center for Rural Health, or 906-281-4803. 

Prepared By

Kristi Evans
News Director

Categories: Around NMU, Strategic Plan