Last Updated on September 21, 2018 by Sarah Ahmed






Make the Road New York is offering a free 8 week Community Health Worker Training program at their Bushwick site in Brooklyn.

Community Health Workers have a wide range of activities and places of work, including Peer or Patient Navigators, case workers, and health educators. They could be specialized in different diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV, or can be a general support to a care management team by providing appointment accompaniment. The classes, Monday-Friday 9 am-2:30 pm, are for bilingual New Yorkers who want to work in healthcare within city communities. The experience culminates with a 135 hour internship taken place in a hospital, clinic, or community based organization. Career counseling and placement assistance are additionally included.

Covered Topics

  • Community Outreach
  • Informal Counseling
  • Health Understanding
  • Technology in community health
  • Public Health Concepts
  • US Health Care System
  • Special health topics

Application Requirements

  • New York City resident, any borough
  • 21 years or older with a high school diploma, GED, or comparable certificate
  • Speak both English and another language fluently
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Desire to work in healthcare and within communities

Classes are offered four times per year, starting in January, April, July, and September. For more information, please fill out the application form found here or call 718-418-7690 for more information.

See flyer for services of Make the Road NY here.

See flyer for Bridge to Health Careers Program flyer here.

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