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The Oregon Community Health Workers Association (ORCHWA) is the statewide professional association for community health workers (CHWs).

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Black Lives Matter

ORCHWA stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Smoke Exposure Resource Guide

Statewide resources, and a foundation of knowledge about smoke exposure and risks that will help CHWs serve their communities.

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COVID-19 AND CHWS

Coming together to address Coronavirus/COVID-19 and care for each other.

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our history

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

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.

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Annual Conference is ORCHWA’s signature event addressing relevant policy and sustainability issues including: training, certification, employment opportunities, and more.

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SUPPORT ORCHWA

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, communities, and perspectives to the work we do.

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The ORCHWA listserv features job listings, educational opportunities, resources, news, and opportunities for direct action related to Community Health Workers , the communities they serve, and the systems and networks they are a part of.

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