In 2019, ORCHWA and our collective of culturally specific community-based organization partners (Urban League, Latino Network, Micronesian Islander Community Organization, Asian Health Services Center, Immigrant Refugee Community Organization, and Multnomah County Health Department Community Partnerships) received HOW TO funding from OHSU to provide CHW trainings from 2019-2022 respectively.
Many of these participating organizations have previously provided training in collaboration with the Community Capacitation Center (CCC), and all have access to the CCC’s 90-hour training curriculum, “We are Health,” which was the first curriculum approved by Oregon State’s Traditional Health Worker Commission. In addition, ORCHWA has built strong relationships with multiple organizations in rural areas of Oregon.
To increase the diversity of Oregon’s health workforce, both by increasing the number of certified CHWs, and also by increasing desire and commitment among some CHWs to pursue additional formal education in a health or healthcare profession.
To assuage the shortage of Community Health Workers in rural and medically underserved areas and populations in Oregon, by increasing the availability of evidence-based training that qualifies CHWs for certification.
Community Health Worker Capacitation Collective (CHWCC)
Asian Health Services Center training dates: May 3rd to June 25th 2021, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11am to 2pmAsian Health Services Center training dates: May 3rd to June 25th 2021, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11am to 2pm
Organizations with CHW Capacitation Collective
|Training Language||Number of trainings and locations||Dates and Information||
|Oregon Community Health Workers Association||English||3 (Central OR, TBD: Umatilla, TBD: Coos Bay||
1st CHW Training (Portland Metro): Oct 2019
2nd CHW Training (Central Oregon): Jan-Feb 2021
3rd CHW Training (Location TBD): Sep 27th - December 16th 2021, Tuesday and Thursdays from 1-4:30pm
4th CHW Training (Location TBD): Spring 2022
|Asian Health Services Center||English||1 (Portland Metro)||CHW Training: May 3rd to June 25th 2021, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11am to 2pm||
Christine Lau email@example.com
|Urban League||English||2 (Portland Metro)||CHW Training: TBD||
Lamar Tillman firstname.lastname@example.org
|Latino Network||Spanish||2 (Portland Metro)||
1st CHW Training: January 25th-March 26th, 2021 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm-5:30pm PDF flyer
2nd CHW Training: July 19-Sep 17, 2021, 3 classes a week, 1-5pm
3rd CHW Training: TBD
| Gladys Alvarado
|Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization||2 (Portland Metro & Ontario)||CHW Training: June 2021-July 2021||
Keara Rodela kearaR@irco.org
|Micronesian Islander Community Organization||English||1 (Salem)||
CHW Supervisor Training: March 9-May 4, 2021, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm-7pm
CHW Foundational training: August 2021
Jackie Leung email@example.com
These trainings were funded by the Healthy Oregon Workforce Training Opportunity Grant Program (HOWTO). HOWTO is administered under the direction of the Oregon Health Policy Board in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority and OHSU. For more information, visit www.ohsu.edu/howto.