• SYNCH logo - Supporting Your Needs in Community Healthcare

    Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trained public health professionals who know their community and have the heart for helping others and serving their community.

  • Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trained public health professionals who know their community and have the heart for helping others and serving their community.

    SYNCH assists with CHW:

    • Tuition
    • Training/Work Support
    • Certification
    • Career Services

    Community Health Workers: 

    • Have the same values and culture of those they serve 
    • Build trust within the community 
    • Conduct outreach, community health education, social support and advocate for health of individuals and communities 

    Community Health Worker Training:

    • CHW core competency training
    • 2000 hours of paid or volunteer CHW experience
    • 60 hours of CHW supervision
    • CHW certification from the PA Certification Board

    Community Health Workers connect people in their community to: 

    • Healthcare services and doctors 
    • Community programs and services 
    • Healthy lifestyles and personal wellbeing

    Who can become a CHW?

    • Everyday people who want to make a difference
    • Anyone at least 18 Years old
    • High school diploma or GED required

Featured Participant Story

  • Nehemiah Mitchell,
    Direct Support Professional, Strawberry Fields, Inc.

    “I pursued becoming a community health worker (CHW) because I wanted to further benefit my family, friends, and the people I work with within my community.  The CHW training has provided me with the information, resources, and access to do just that!

    Being a CHW has not only grown the resources I can use but also given me the opportunity to gain wonderful relationships with amazing people in nearby counties in Pennsylvania.  I hope to see you at an upcoming Community Health Worker Conference!"

    The CSIU’s SYNCH Program supports eligible participants with full tuition and stipends as they accumulate hours of on-the-job experience in the field of community health. Fill out an Interest Form or call (570) 246-5902 for more information. Applicants with no prior healthcare experience are encouraged to apply.

Complete the SYNCH Interest Form:

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Please call: 
    (570) 246-5902


SYNCH Success

  • Nicolle Aponte Rivera

  • Erin M.

  • Tara S.

  • Missy D.

  • David C.



Disclaimer

  • 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. 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.