Training & Services
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: firstname.lastname@example.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:https://www.oregon.gov/oha/OEI/Pages/THW-OHA-Approved-Training-CEU.aspx
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: email@example.com.
CHW 90-HR FOUNDATIONAL TRAININGS (CULTURALLY SPECIFIC & CROSS-CULTURAL)
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 foundational trainings from 2019-2022 respectively.
Check out the How To page for more information about this program and the upcoming trainings associated with it.
ORAL HEALTH TRAININGEffective 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 postponed due to COVID