Employers may want to review the apprenticeship model to cultivate Community Health Workers. Apprenticeship combines the education offered, with structured on-the-job training, mentorship, and incremental wage increases, to produce a fully proficient employee.  In Montana, apprenticeship is the only way to receive a nationally recognized credential as a Community Health Worker. There may also be additional funding for CHW apprenticeships, and potentially a tax credit. To explore the apprenticeship option, please email apprenticeship@mt.gov or call 406-444-4100. 

Montana Office of Rural Health/AHEC (MORH) received grant funding through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to make these and other training programs broadly available to increase the number of paraprofessionals trained in community and behavioral health across our state.



Additional information about current CHW Apprenticeships through the Montana Family Support Program is available by contacting either Natalee Wheeler (natalee.wheeler@montana.edu) or Beth Ann Carter (beth.carter@montana.edu).