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ORCHWA General Training Information

ORCHWA offers many training opportunities for our membership and the general public. For more information about stand-alone training including CHW training that qualifies CHWs for official certification and other training visit our Menu of Training and Services (coming soon!), OR fill out this inquiry form. OR visit our Training and Events Calendar. 

For any questions related to training email: workforce@orchwa.org

There are many Oregon Health Authority approved organizations and training programs that have an approved curriculum that makes participants eligible for official certification upon completion. ORCHWA and our collective partners are one of many, please see other Oregon approved CHW trainings sites and their training information here:  


You can also refer to our document on How to become a certified CHW in Oregon (pdf file). If you have questions about this or other trainings, please contact our Training & Project Coordinator, Blanca Cisneros: blanca@orchwa.org.


Effective May 13, 2019: Community Health Worker (CHW), Personal Health Navigator (PHN) and Birth Doula are also required to complete THW Oral Health for CHW, PHN and Doula, provided online by Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

ORCHWA 2020/2021 Events & Training

ORCHWA is currently scheduling trainings for CHWs from 2020-2022. Join our mailing list and follow us on social media to be updated when those training become available.  Current and recent trainings are listed below and will be updated frequently as details and events are finalized.  Due to COVID, all trainings are currently virtual, or on hold until it is safe to gather in person.
Training/Event  Date CEUs Registration Link Flyer
 Popular Education  Jan 30, 2020 

 Central Oregon: Cross-Cultural CHW Certification Training* May-June 2020 96  
 CHW Care Circle May 15, 2020   
 Webinar-- CHWs: Members of a Recognized Profession May 22, 2020   

 Region 5: CHW Networking Event

 (Partnership with OHEA & Urban League)

 June 3, 2020   
 Panel: Professional Aspirations for Community Health Workers June 26, 2020   
 CHW Conversations about Contact Tracing July 22, 2020 2  
 Capacity Building: Popular Education 1 & 2 Aug 12 & 13, 2020 8
 ORCHWA Conference 2020 Aug 19-21. 2020 5  

 CHW COVID 19 Series Training

 (Partnership between Multnomah County Community Partnership & Latino Network)

 Aug, 2020 20  
 CHW Supervisors Training Nov 12 & 13, 2020 7 RSVP by Nov 2nd PDF
 Circle of Care: BIPOC CHW Healing Safe Space Nov 17, 2020  RSVP ahead of time PDF
 Celebrations: How to Safely Celebrate During a Pandemic Nov 19, 2020 2 RSVP ahead of time PDF
 CHW Skills: Self-Care Dec 2, 2020 3 RSVP ahead of time PDF
 Service Coordination Skill Training Dec 9, 2020  3 RSVP ahead of time PDF
 Webinar: The Fundamentals of CHW Integration Dec 19, 2020   
 Central Oregon: Cross-Cultural CHW Certification Training Jan-Feb, 2021   
 Popular Education Jan 28, 2021   

*Training postponed due to COVID

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