Serving Nebraska for 65 Years!

Training Available: Become a Community Health Worker or Lay Health Educator

Santa has one early gift that will keep on giving to your local public health system workforce! The gift is the ability to obtain some formal para-professional level public health training for FREE for employees or community members who are interested in becoming a Community Health Worker or Lay Health Educator. For some students this may be the first step on a health and human services career pathway. As a reminder the tuition, fees and even a laptop can be provided to students who have a high school education. The initial courses are almost all available online from Northeast Community College. You can download two pieces of information about the program to share with your employees or community members here.

While the curriculum is evolving, based on input from partners, the current curriculum includes the following courses:

  • HLTH 1210 Community Health Worker
    HPER 2310 Community Health
    HURS 1010 Introduction to Human Services and Counseling
    HLTH 1060 Medical Terminology
    HPER 2200 First Aid and CPR for Health Care Worker
    Certified Nursing Assistant (not available on-line but available state-wide through the Community College System)

The program can accept 35 students per year and we would like to get our first group of students finalized and ready for the Spring 2018 term. Interested students can contact Laura Holly laura.holly@unmc.edu.