Community Health Worker Mentor Application
Thank you for your interest in mentoring with Diversity in Health Training Institute (DHTI). DHTI’s mission is to improve healthcare in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties by supporting the creation of a more diverse workforce that reflects the cultural diversity of its patient population. DHTI offers career navigation, soft skills training, and work-based learning to refugees and immigrants interested in joining the health/healthcare workforce. DHTI is funded by Kaiser Permanente, The San Francisco Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, Y & H Soda Foundation, and the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Our educational partners are Berkeley Adult School and Merritt Community College.
Overview of Community Health Worker Program
DHTI is piloting the Community Health Worker Fellowship program this year. The purpose of the program is to build a pipeline to community health professions for refugee and immigrant communities through work-based learning in community health/healthcare settings. The program provides immigrants and refugees an opportunity to learn and explore foundational elements of a career as a community health worker including, but not limited to: contexts in which this occurs, different roles of community health workers (e.g., education, informal counseling, cultural mediation, advocacy, navigation, referrals, etc.), core competencies (e.g., interpersonal skills, communication skills, organizing and advocacy, capacity building) and health needs of local refugee and immigrant communities. The program is organized into 3 phases: 1) Health Literacy; 2) Community Literacy; and 3) Workplace Literacy with the first phase hosted by DHTI and phases II-III by our partners. Upon completion of all three phases and submission of a community project, participants will be paid a stipend of $2,000.
Overview of DHTI Mentoring Program
One goal of the Community Health Worker Fellowship program is to support each fellow with a mentor, who can support the fellow with their professional and personal growth. We aim to match each fellow with a mentor who is in the same health/ healthcare profession as the fellow aspires to be in, or to someone who has the knowledge and the resources to help the fellow in a certain health/healthcare career path. Our hope is that if we can match our fellows with mentors who not only understand the health/healthcare career pathway of interest, but can share their own journey, knowledge and expertise, this can enrich and enhance the fellow’s career journey. As a mentor, you will receive $1200 stipend and must have 3 in-person sessions with the fellow. DHTI will match a fellow that is interested in pursuing a similar field as the mentor. We currently have participants whose long-term career interests are public health, behavioral health, nursing and community health work.
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