What We Do
Community Health Workers (CHWs) connect community members to culturally appropriate health education and information, give social support and informal counseling, and advocate for individual and community health needs.
We empower community members to improve the health and social well-being of their community by identifying and resolving issues that increase health disparities. (i.e., transportation, lack of accessibility, food insecurity, etc.)
We assist individuals with identifying and enrolling in health and human services. (i.e., WIC, SNAP, Medicaid, etc.)
We partner with the community to coordinate mobile vaccination and testing clinics to minimize risk of vaccine preventable diseases.
Outreach & Education
We share information on health topics that will increase health knowledge and improve quality of life. (i.e., one-on-one health coaching, presentations, workshops, education tables, etc.)
Contact your local DHEC Community Health Workers:
Community Health Worker Certification Program
DHEC and the Community Health Worker Institute (CHWI) are partnering to train members of the public who want to become certified Community Health Workers (CHWs). The institute will train participants at no cost; full tuition is covered through funding provided by DHEC. Visit the Community Health Worker Certification Program page to learn more.
Apply to be a Community Health Worker!
We are currently hiring Community Health Workers. Check your eligibility and apply at scdhec.gov/careers.