Perinatal Community Health Worker Pre-Registration

Position yourself to be a certified perinatal provider who can make a distinct and tangible impact on pregnant, postpartum and parenting women, particularly among those most at risk in today’s health care arena. An ideal training for existing doulas, educators, peer supporters or home visitors already on the front line. This certification may lead to employment in Maternal Child Health, or to you being eligible to bill for services under the CPT and HCPCS coding system for community health care services, doula support and/or home visits. This 8 week course, taught by Jennie Joseph consists of independent learning via our online platform and live webinars. The course will open on March 1st with the first live webinar on Saturday, March 2nd. The live webinars will continue on Saturday lunchtimes (Eastern Standard Time) through April 20, 2019. 

Syllabus – click here  


Required Text

Where Women Have No Doctor  A. August Burns et al, Hersperian Health Guides   Fifth updated printing: May 2014 ISBN: 978-0-942364-25-5H 

Students will be introduced to community health concepts, resources, and skills related to the role and responsibilities of a Community Health Worker locally and nationally. Special emphasis will be placed on factors to consider when working in community-based settings; foundations of health, characteristics of health models and plans; impact of racism, bias and socioeconomic status on individual’s health, communication and education; barriers to health care services; health navigation; cultural humility and trauma-informed care; advocacy and professional responsibility.


Pay in full and save $100 - Total Course Fee $1100