Transition Clinic CHWs complete the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Post Prison Health Worker (PPHW) Certificate Program. The PPHW is a 20 unit course of study that includes core courses from CCSF’s Community Health Worker Certificate and additional training in the health impacts of incarceration, and chronic disease management. Students are assigned to read Foundations for Community Health Workers, a textbook written by CCSF faculty and CHW graduates, published by Jossey-Bass.
The performance-based curriculum is grounded in public health and social justice perspectives, and provides students with knowledge and skills for working in clinical and community settings, with individual clients and groups. Key competency areas include the ability to provide client-centered health education, counseling and care coordination services.
CHWs working at Transition Clinics outside of the San Francisco Bay Area have enrolled in CCSF’s online PPHW Certificate Program developed with grant support from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations (CMMI). Online courses feature video demonstrations of core CHW competencies, interviews and other resources developed with working CHWs in San Francisco. The online curricula also features work-based assignments designed to provide students with opportunities to apply concepts and skills on the job. Assignments include, for example, shadowing colleagues at work, working with clients to develop Action Plans for the management of chronic health conditions, developing and providing a community-based training.
To learn more about the CCSF CHW and PPHW Programs, go to www.ccsf.edu/chw
|HLTH 201||CHW Principles and Practice||5|
|HLTH 202||CHW Principles and Practice 2||5|
|HLTH 66||Health Education & Chronic Disease Mgmt.||3|
|HLTH 110||Health Impacts of Incarceration||3|
|HLTH 116||Conflict Resolution||1|
Students must complete three (3) units from the following list of electives:
|HLTH 10||Health and Aging||3|
|HLTH 25||Women’s Health Issues||3|
|HLTH 27||Men’s Health Issues||3|
|HLTH 38||Trauma Response and Recovery||3|
|HLTH 54||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|HLTH 64||Health Education Practice||3|
|HLTH 65||Youth Development and Leadership||3|
|HLTH 67||HIV/STI Prevention Education||3|
|HLTH 908||Harm Reduction and Health||0.5|
|HLTH 91||Hepatitis ABCs||1|
|HLTH 95||Transgender Health: Clients & Communities||1|
|HLTH 96||Transgender Health: Public Health Strategies||2|
|HLTH 97||Health & Stress in Society||3|
|HLTH 10||Intro to Comp Appl for Business||3|