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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.

Application

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. 
 

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

Email: thw.program@dhsoha.state.or.us 

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