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UNMC graduates 42 new community health workers

Forty-two community health worker trainees recently graduated from the UNMC College of Public Health’s Community Health Worker Training Program, representing an important milestone in this three-year training program. Community health workers are frontline public health workers knowledgeable about the local community through its people, culture, history, resources and unmet health needs.

Thursday, April 4

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Perspectives on certification of community health workers: A statewide mixed-methods assessment in Nebraska

While the Community Health Worker workforce in the United States has been growing, so far only 19 states certify Community Health Workers. This study sought to identify perspectives on certification among stakeholders in Nebraska, a state that has not yet established official certification.

Wednesday, April 26

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Grant will aid UNMC in building community health workforce

A nearly $3 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will allow the UNMC College of Public Health to recruit 240 community health workers over the next three years to take part in a newly developed training and certification program led by UNMC.

Sunday, October 23

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