Become a Community Health Worker

The InTOuCH program accepts community health worker trainees each fall and spring. Apply now.

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The InTOuCH program accepts trainees each fall and spring. Accepted applicants must be able to commit to the training schedule of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for the entire eight weeks of the program.


The training is free.


  • Strong ties to the community
  • High school diploma, GED, or several years of community work experience
  • No hearing, visual, or memory impairment
  • Commitment to attend all training sessions
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Access to email and a computer or laptop


The eight-week program follows a hybrid model. The first six weeks are held via Zoom, and the last two weeks are held in person at Columbia's Center for Community Health.


  • Intro to Community Health Workers
  • Stroke and Heart Disease
  • Diabetes and Cholesterol
  • Heart Attack
  • High blood pressure and smoking
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Mental Health

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