A Maricopa County Ryan White Part A - Ending the HIV Epidemic Program
Become a community health worker
Free 16 Week Course
Students work through the online curriculum to become skilled in the ten core competencies essential to CHW proficiency and state certification. You'll also focus on HIV topics that are essential to community engagement and individual case management.
Must be a resident of either Maricopa or Pinal County
Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
Have access to a laptop or desktop computer with broadband internet
Must be proficient in English
Must be able to submit a personal statement on living with HIV
ApproximatelY 5 HOURS OF STUDY PER WEEK
Enrollment & Onboarding
Onboarding interviews will be scheduled for eligible applicants.
CHW Core Competencies
Students work through the online curriculum to become skilled in the ten core competencies essential to CHW proficiency and certification.
Students focus on HIV topics that are essential to community engagement and individual case management.
Graduation and Next Steps
Graduates will be connected with community partners for additional learning and professional experiences.
What is a Community Health Worker?
Become a Community Health Worker and help end the HIV Epidemic
A community health worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of the community that they serve.
As a CHW, you'll:
Assist individuals and communities in adopting healthy behaviors
Conduct outreach for medical personnel
Implement programs that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health
Sign-up for program updates and webinar information
CHAMP Training Program: Community Health Across Maricopa and Pinal.
This program is hosted by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health,
Ryan White Part A Program & Ending the HIV Epidemic offices.
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,000,400.00 with 21% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.