Community Health Worker Training

Upcoming Training Dates

The next session will be take place

April 12 - July 19, 2022

on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30 PM

and is currently closed for new registrations.

Register here for the April class if you have already reserved space.

Unless you have previously reserved space for the April training, registration is closed.

Please consider participating in the next training,

starting October 4th, and contact Harvey Padek.

The cost is $2500 (by check) which includes a textbook, personal assistance during the 15-week class and 1-on-1 coaching for 6 months after.

If you prefer to pay by PayPal below, $95 in fees will be added to the amount.

For more info, please email

Harvey at 

or call him at(414) 403-8424.


Community Health Worker Training (CHW)

  • Milwaukee AHEC is an established provider of Community Health Worker Training. Recognizing that there is a need for community health workers to serve as a “bridge” between community members and the health care delivery system, Milwaukee AHEC launched the Community Health Worker Training Program in 2010.

  • The training program is employer-endorsed, with partner health systems in the metro Milwaukee area, and culminates in learners earning a certification from Milwaukee AHEC. 

  • Our CHW Training has clear objectives for participants to demonstrate the following skills upon training completion:

    • Describe the role of a CHW​

    • Describe a healthy community and the factors affecting its health ​

    • Explain the implications of health statistics to community health and development ​

    • Discuss & apply the strategies/approaches necessary to educate members of the community​

    • Serve as part of a health care team in service to individuals and families in the community​

    • Demonstrate acquired knowledge, skills and behaviors of a CHW.

  • The Virtual CHW Training Program consists of online coursework with textbook, 15 virtual weekly sessions (one afternoon/week), 6 months of 1-on-1 coaching after training is completed, culminating in a Certificate of Completion after Final Presentations.

Current CHW Job Opportunities


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