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Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve vulnerable populations frontline. They work with individuals to link them to appropriate resources, provide education, counseling, and support, and advocate for them.

With a certificate in community health work, you will gain a strong understanding of the communities you serve and help organizations and individuals achieve health equity. Take advantage of this limited opportunity to advance your career in community health work at a low cost!

Salary Range


  • CHW Certification


NV Community Health Worker Association

Core 8 Week CHW Class
Advanced Track Field Program

Program point of contact and program director:

Jay, Kolbet-Clausell, MSW.

University of Nevada, Reno, Larson Institute

About the Larson Institute
More information coming soon!

Program point of contact:

Elizabeth Amaya-Fernandez, MPH

Other Training Providers (Not currently offering scholarships)

Nevada CHW Association Approved Trainings (Foundational CHW training for initial CHW certification)

Additional Useful Information

Career Choices & Growth

  • Community health worker or representative
  • Health advocate
  • Care coordinator
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Health educator
  • CHW supervisor
  • Health manager
  • Social worker
  • Nurse
  • Government careers

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