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Training & Education Programs


Community Health Worker Training Program 

Community Health Workers (CHWs) provide an essential link between patients and health services, and are a fast-growing part of the health equity solution in Pennsylvania. Each of PA AHEC's seven regional centers provides Community Health Worker (CHW) training that is accredited through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. 

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Community Health Worker Continuing Education

In collaboration with Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), the PA Training Center for Health Equity is pleased to offer continuing education through monthly hour-long sessions. Recordings can be viewed after each session on the PA Training Center for Health Equity Website.


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Mental Health First Aid

Provided regionally by PA AHEC Centers. Having access to and an understanding of mental health resources is an important part of achieving health equity for all. This training focuses on mental health and substance use challenges, with separate training for dealing with youth and adults. Visit your regional site to see when the next training is available.

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Community Health Worker Supervisor Training

PA AHEC is excited to launch a three part training to CHW supervisors who are new or experienced in addition to CHWs who would like to move into a supervisory role. 

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AHEC Scholars Program

The scholars program prepares health professional students for a career serving patients in rural and underserved areas. Students will learn through a combination of community-based experiential and didactic learning throughout their two years in the program.  

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