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Community Health Worker Academy: Workforce Development to Improve Urban Health Care and Advance Helth Equity

Wayne State University

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Community Health Workers

Workforce Development Focus

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

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; Training current healthcare professionals so that they will be able to serve a broader population


To serve Metro Detroit (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb), Wayne State University received a $2,618,267 grant over three years to train and upskill 140 Community Health Workers. Participants will have the option to get certified, advance their careers through upskill Foundational and Advanced Specialized training, and participate in registered apprenticeships and internships.

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