OUR BODY OF WORK
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER+
Our Community Health Worker Certificate will prepare you to build relationships and address barriers faced by individuals needing a variety of medical services. This three-quarter program is uniquely designed to respond to the increasing demand for healthcare professionals to identify and support the nation’s growing mental health challenges. As part of your coursework, you'll earn your Behavioral Health Micro-Credential, learning how to identify the most common mental health issues facing communities and activate the critical resources necessary to provide support to those in need. In addition to therapeutic communication techniques, you will be trained in crisis prevention and intervention and gain a broader understanding of the ethnic and racial disparities that lead to chronic disease, mental illness, and social determinants of health.
The Community Health Worker Certificate is comprised of three courses that are offered in a 100% online format. Each course is 10 weeks long and is designed to maximize your time and flexibility.
YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE
MercyPLUS offers fully online bachelor's degrees in public health and healthcare administration. The core competencies of the Community Health Worker Certificate contain many similar outcomes to the introductory public health and healthcare administration courses. As a result, MercyPLUS awards you nine credits toward either a Bachelor of Science in Public Health or a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration upon completion of your certificate!