Certification for community health workers opens doors for culturally competent care in Kansas

By Noah Taborda, Kansas Reflector, June 21, 2022

This year, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced a new certification for these health workers, the first in the state to recognize the role they play in linking communities to health and social services. Development of the certification involved more than 40 members of the Kansas Community Health Worker Coalition and lasted five years.

“Having a certification process for CHWs is key to expanded career options and future opportunities,” said Stefanie Olson, KDHE CHW section director, when announcing the certification.

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For more information about Kansas Community Health Workers and how to become a certified CHW, click here.