The Oregon Community Health Workers Association (ORCHWA) is the statewide professional association for community health workers (CHWs).
Black Lives Matter
ORCHWA stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Smoke Exposure Resource Guide
Statewide resources, and a foundation of knowledge about smoke exposure and risks that will help CHWs serve their communities.
COVID-19 AND CHWS
Coming together to address Coronavirus/COVID-19 and care for each other.
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 ORCHWA’s signature event addressing relevant policy and sustainability issues including: training, certification, employment opportunities, and more.
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.
Members get discounts on trainings and events, access to member only forums, and more!
We have a range of membership levels to serve everyone from students to supervisors, as well as organizational membership levels that will cover 4-16 staff members.
Our COVID-19 supplies fundraising campaign supports CHWs and the communities they serve. The money we raise will be used to procure masks and sanitizing wipes for CHWs, putting together care packages for members of their communities who are dealing with a loss of income due to COVID, and educational materials for families that are homeschooling or creating educational co-ops or pods for their children.