Certificate in Community Health Assistant

Course overview

Community Health Worker Certificate qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to effectively discharge community health works and contribute towards meeting the identified health needs and requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be expected to:

  • Create connections between vulnerable populations and healthcare providers: help patients identify socio-economic issues that affect their overall health and develop health/social management plans and goals.
  • Help patients navigate healthcare and social service systems; communicate to clients/patients the purposes of specific programs and the impact it may have on their health/well-being.
  • Manage care and care transitions for vulnerable populations
  • Reduce social isolation among patients; advocate for underserved individuals or communities to receive services and resources to address health needs
  • Determine eligibility and enroll individuals in health insurance plans
  • Ensure cultural competence among healthcare providers serving vulnerable populations
  • Educate healthcare providers and stakeholders about community health needs
  • Provide culturally appropriate health education on topics related to chronic disease prevention, physical activity, and nutrition
  • Collect data and relay information to stakeholders to inform programs and policies; document all client encounters and contracts made on behalf of clients; complete and submit monthly reports; maintain comprehensive electronic client files, such as client notes, release of information, assessments and other medical documents acquired on behalf of the client.
  • Provide informal counseling, health screenings, and referrals
  • Build community capacity to address health issues
  • Address social determinants of health

Duration

The total duration of the course is one year, which includes two trimesters of coursework and one trimester for Industrial Attachment

Entry Requirements

An individual entering this course should have any of the following minimum requirements:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D (plain)

Or

  • Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)

And/or

  • As may be guided by relevant regulatory body

Industrial Attachment

An individual enrolled in this course will undergo a field attachment in a Community Health Unit.

Examinations

There will be:

  • Continuous internal assessments coordinated by BCTI
  • External Competence assessment at completion of course coordinated by TVET CDACC

Certification If successfully completed, the candidate will be awarded a certificate by TVET CDACC and Beta Care Training Institute.

Application cost

Kshs. 1,000

Food and Accommodation for boarders

9,000 per month

Reporting Dates for 2023 Intake

March, 2023 Apply Now

Please call 0708177909 for more information.

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