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Smiling Therapist

Community Health 
Worker Program

Mary Pegues

Community Health Worker Program Manager

Vincent Allison B.S.

Program Assistant/Recovery Support Liaison II

Training & Development Center

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm     



3607 Beatties Ford Rd.

Suite 200

Charlotte, NC 28216

Program Description

The Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP) is a combined training and apprenticeship program serving the city of Charlotte and the Charlotte Metropolitan Area surrounding counties: Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, Gaston, Lincoln, Union, Mecklenburg, Gastonia, Concord, and Huntersville. The program is funded through Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW).


The program is a paraprofessional training program in which participants can receive training to become a community health worker specialist. Participants receive training to address the population needs identified in the American Healthcare Act (ACA). The training program provides a path to employment and the skills to assist residents increase access to health and social services, while building resilience in the communities.

Nurse Portrait

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is an “individual” who lives in the community or has a unique understanding of the community’s needs.

Nurse Form

Program Requirements

Program Acceptance

  • High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education Transcripts​

  • 18 years of age or older​

  • Resident of North Carolina​

  • Pass a Background Check

Course Syllabus and Training Requirements

  1. Foundation and Additional Course Curriculum – 145 hours

  2. Internship Practicum – 40 hours

  3. Registered Apprenticeship – 2000 hours

Student Assistance Provided (12 Month Period)

  • Tuition, Training Materials and Supplies

  • Stipend Paid Monthly

  • Computer and Microsoft 365

  • Travel and Conference Fees

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