Public Health in North Carolina

We serve CHWs throughout the state and we want them to be proud of their profession and valued for who they are and what they do.


Advancing Community Health Workers. Elevating the health of communities.

We advocate for CHWs to be deeply woven into the fabric of our systems as the local solution to public health delivery.

Our Services

We set standards and deliver training for all CHWs in communities throughout the state.

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We provide professional certification for 
CHWs throughout 
North Carolina.

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We set standards and deliver training for all CHWs in communities throughout the state.

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We work alongside CHWs and allies to influence policies and systems that advance the workforce.

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Engage in training to advance in your career!

Our Standardized Core Competency Training (SCCT) is offered exclusively at several community colleges in North Carolina and covers nine competencies that develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of CHWs in North Carolina.

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"I appreciate your efforts in honoring  the vast knowledge a lot of our community leaders have and your commitment to validate the sacrifices and love for our communities...I feel visible again."

— Yholima Vargas-Pedroza, CHW IV

"For such a long time I saw my lived experience as a weakness, something I was ashamed of. Now I know that my lived experience is my strength and my power."

-DeQuia Rainey

Have a question or want to say hello?

Meet the team and join us for Office Hours on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00.

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What is a Community Health Worker (CHW)?

A Community Health Worker (CHW) plays a vital role in public health by acting as a bridge between communities and health/social services. As defined by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a CHW is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served.

This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

We are growing our network!






Number of Community Health Workers who have been officially certified in North Carolina.