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Save the date! 2020 ORCHWA Conference

Due to COVID-19 safety needs, our 8th annual conference will be virtual.

Please join us online from 11am-1pm on August 19-21st, 2020--featuring keynote speaker Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty!

Event Description The Annual Conference is ORCHWA’s signature event bringing together and educating Community Health Workers (CHWs), Peer Support Specialists (PSS), Personal Health Navigators (PHN), Peer Wellness Specialists (PWS), doulas, Supervisory staff, and other Traditional Health Workers.

Information about our 8th Annual Conference can be found here.

CHW Trainings

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. 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

Oral Health Training

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).

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