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CHW Training

Healthcare Industry

2-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

Grand Rapids Community College, Cherry Health, Trinity Health, Corewell Health's Healthier Communities

Occupations Involved

Community Health Workers

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issues Addressed

Increasing wages and/or expanding benefits for current healthcare professionals; any activity or implement that addresses reducing healthcare professional turnover


Grand Rapids Community College has received a grant from U.S. DDHS for $2.9 million to increase the number of community health workers (CHWs) in West Michigan. Grand Rapids Community College is partnering with Cherry Health, a community health center, Trinity Health and Corewell Health to work together for training and placement of CHWs in these organizations. The grant will be used to train new CHWs and expand the skills of current CHWs through hands-on experience and apprenticeships.

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