The Southland Health Careers programs are designed to provide the technical skills and knowledge to become successful in the student’s healthcare field of choice. Programs include Certified Nurse Assistant and Clinical Medical Assistant.
The Forum offers two computer lab locations providing area residents with instructor-led and self-paced computer training classes at no charge. These computer labs are also available for general use as part of our ongoing efforts to offer assistance to area residents.
As part of our community centered approach, the Forum offers services developed specifically for youth and their families. These programs are designed to build the capacities of communities, parents and youth while promoting wellness and violence prevention.
Unleashing Your PotentialThe Forum works to ensure quality training for those in the Southland communities who are seeking careers in the fields of healthcare, business and industry by offering various programs and workshops.
Community Health Worker
Interested in a health career? If you currently possess a CMA, CNA, or other healthcare certification and/or are unemployed or under employed you are invited to apply for Community Health Worker certification.
The Community Health Worker Certificate Program is a 120 hour program, designed to prepare individuals for work in community-oriented health and social service fields. Community Health Workers provide health education, information and referrals and advocacy in both clinical and community settings. Job placement assistance will be provided.
Training for the first cohort begins March 1, 2016. Classes run daily, Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call708.756-1000 Ext: 53442 for more information.
Computer Classes offered in Chicago Heights in April and May 2016. Click here for complete list of classes
Donating to the ForumMembers include individuals and organizations that believe in our mission and vision. They help support our efforts to meet the needs of an ever-changing workforce. There are many ways to support the Forum.
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Southland Health Care Forum receives funding through the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Nurse Assistant, and Nursing training programs are funded by Grant #90FX0026 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Southland Health Care Forum30 E. 15th Street, Suite 405Chicago Heights, IL 60411Ph (708) 756-1000, Ext. 53442
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