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Health workers for underserved communities supported with $50K grant

Two dozen newly minted community health workers, catalysts for reaching Hawaiʻi’s underserved communities, were the beneficiaries of a $50,000 grant from the Queen’s Health Care System Native Hawaiian Program. The funds created a Community Health Worker scholarship that was awarded to 24 students in Kapiʻolani Community College’s Community Health Worker (CHW) program.

Those students recently completed the CHW program with their certificate of competence. They received financial support for the 2021 academic year, in circumstances where costs associated with attendance were much more than tuition and fees alone. The funding was used to access technology devices, childcare and secure and adequate housing, which allowed students to focus on learning while inspiring confidence in their course work. Read More.