Black Lives Matter
ORCHWA stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Oregon Community Health Workers Association (ORCHWA) is the statewide professional association for community health workers (CHWs).
COVID-19 AND CHWS
Coming together to address Coronavirus/COVID-19 and care for each other.
ORCHWA was founded in November, 2011 to provide a unified voice to empower and advocate for CHWs in Oregon. ORCHWA is a membership organization and is led and directed by CHWs.
Beyond unifying and strengthening the professional identity of Oregon CHWs, ORCHWA seeks to support CHWs to obtain additional training, provide important networking opportunities, and facilitate CHWs and CHW programs to collaborate with each other, and community, government, health, and educational institutions.ORCHWA’s members play an active and visible role in educating public health and health system professionals about the value of CHWs as well as addressing relevant policy and sustainability issues including: training, certification, and employment opportunities. Join ORCHWA today and become a part of it all!
Take action on important legislation and issues at the federal, state, and local level, and consider joining a subcommittee! Members work with the Board of Directors and staff to achieve various objectives.
The Annual Conference is our signature event that event that brings together CHWs and CHW allies from across the state of Oregon. The Annual Conference creates opportunities for continued learning, networking, and professional development, while promoting the impactful and important role CHWs play in public health, health systems, and the broader community.
ORCHWA would not exist without the generous support of our individual and organizational members. Help us continue representing Community Health Workers with a one time or ongoing donation, all amounts welcome.
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ORCHWA members bring crucial connections, insights, and perspectives to the work we do. Member benefits currently include voting* in our annual meeting, discounted tickets to the annual conference and select training opportunities, access to our members’ only database, general and regional forums, and networking opportunities! (*voting rights only apply to CHWs.)
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