Community Health Program Coordinators


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Community Health Program Coordinators

Introduction

Community health program coordinators (CHPCs) manage programs or entire organizations that help underserved populations in rural, suburban, and urban areas obtain access to medical and social services. Underserved populations are those that have a below average level of access to health care and social services. They often often share health characteristics, ethnicities, and socioeconomic conditions. Community health program coordinators are also known as community health managers.

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Median Salary

$69,600

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Nonprofit, community organization, social work, or case managemen


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

Social and community service managers earned median annual salaries of $69,600 in May 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest 10 percent made $42,230 or less, while the top 10 percent earned $115,800. Workers in the following states had the highest mean annual earnings: Rhode Island, $97,610; New Jersey, $92,370; New York, $89,870, Colorado, $88,780; and Virginia, $87,890.

Work Environment

Many community health program coordinators work a standard 9-to-5, Monday through Friday week, while others also work at night and on weekends. Coordinators occasionally travel to meet with elected officials, community activists, and health care and social service providers. This career is occasionally challenging when a coordinator has to deal with unhappy members of the community, underperfor...

Outlook

Employment of community health workers is projected to increase by 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This rate is much faster than the average for all careers. “Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people healthy behaviors and explaining how to use available healthcare services,” accor...

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