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    Lackawanna CollegeCurrent NewsCampus NewsInfo session on Community Health Worker program planned for May 6

    Info session on Community Health Worker program planned for May 6

    SCRANTON, Pa. – Lackawanna College’s Continuing Education Department will host an information session on its planned Community Health Worker Training Program on Friday, May 6, from 1-2 p.m.

    Community health workers are individuals who contribute to improved health outcomes in the community, promoting better living opportunities in the communities where they reside.

    A community health worker proactively:

    • Serves as a liaison between communities and health care agencies;
    • Provides guidance and social assistance to community residents;
    • Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health education;
    • Advocates for individual and community health;
    • Provides referral and follow-up services or otherwise coordinating care; and
    • Identifies and helps enroll eligible individuals in federal, state, and local private or nonprofit health and human services programs

    Upon successful completion of the training program, participants will obtain certification in community health work, youth mental health first aid, CPR/first aid and automated external defibrillators, and tobacco dependence treatment.

    Information sessions are presented jointly by Lackawanna College and the Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center. For more information, call the Continuing Education Department at (570) 961-7813 or contact Liz Schaffer at (610) 379-2001 or eschaffer@ecpaahec.org.