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Community Health Worker (CHW)

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. (APHA CHW Section).

Community Health Worker Training Requirements for Certification
  • Provide documentation that you have worked or volunteered as a traditional health worker for at least 3000 hours in Oregon from January 1, 2004 to June 30, 2019; or
  • If you have completed some or all of the certification training requirements, you may be able to count previously - completed training toward certification.
  • Community Health Workers are required to complete THW Oral Health for Community Health Worker Training Program, in addition to your approved training program curricula.
Once you are certified with the Oregon Health Authority, we will add you to our state registry. The registry is a reliable, trusted source for finding a traditional health worker in Oregon. 
Additional Resources for CHW

Do you have a Civil Rights Complaint or concern regarding THW-CHW services?

For additional Information about the THW program, please contact us at:
Telephone: 971-673-3353
Fax: 971-673-1128