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 2020 ORCHWA Conference 

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

The Conference was from 11am-1pm on August 19-21st, 2020--and featured 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

Support and Supervision for Community Health Workers (Supervisor Training)

November 12 & 13th, 2020, 9am-12:30pm, RSVP by Nov 2nd

Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain basics of the CHW model, such as: who CHWs are, what they do, and how their work is related to health equity;
  • Define “supervision” and identify different models of supervision;
  • Apply aspects of a mental health/social work model of supervision to supervision of CHWs;
  • Identify the qualities and skills of an effective CHW supervisor;
  • Explain the concept of “trauma-informed supervision” and how it applies to supporting and supervising CHWs, and
  • Practice self-care as a supervisor.
FEE: $150 for general public / $25 for ORCHWA Members/ FREE for ORCHWA Collaboratives

**We have a 15 participant capacity limit. Once registered a Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the training date.

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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