The University of Hawaiʻi graduated a record number of students enrolled in its Community Health Worker (CHW) certificate program this year. A total of 91 students (21 in fall 2020 and 70 in spring 2021) completed the 16-credit curriculum that offered both part-time and full-time cohorts at Kapiʻolani Community College. This is more than quadruple the number of students who normally complete the CHW program in a year since it started in 2017.
Students received free tuition thanks to a partnership with the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH). CHW graduates are now prepared to help improve the quality of health and address disparities in the community, as well as support the state’s ongoing response to COVID-19.
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