Community Health Worker Training Programs

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Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve as the bridge between patients and the health care system: They are trusted community members who advocate, facilitate and organize access to health and social services.

This tool was designed to help you find existing training and certification options for CHWs in your community and nationally.


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-, Gainesville, FL 32611
CHW Association
The Florida Community Health Worker Coalition helps CHWs reach vulnerable, low-income and underserved community members. The organization promotes increased engagement of CHWs to support health education by providing training resources and conducting an annual summit. The Coalition has grown to include more than 275 people. Its monthly meetings, conducted by webinar and conference call, are open to all.
2 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
CHW Association
The Indiana Community Health Workers Association is integrated into the Indiana State Department of Health. The Association provides support and resources to all CHWs as a means of advancing care, reducing costs and improving community health—with the ultimate goal of developing a sustainable health care system with CHWs. Resources include: conferences and symposia, information on training and state-based certification programs, webinars and factsheets, and a collaborative Facebook page.
1005 N Abbe Rd, Elyria, OH 44035
Lorain County Community College has designed a short-term technical certification program for CHWs. This 19-hour program prepares graduates to function as advocates for patients in the community by assisting them in accessing health and support services. Program graduates are eligible to apply to the Ohio Board of Nursing for a certificate to practice as a Certified Community Health Worker.
9 Green St, Augusta, ME 04332
CHW Association
The Maine Community Health Worker Initiative provides information on trainings, resources, events and key CHW stakeholder groups in Maine. Through its CHW-State Innovation Model (SIM), the state aims to improve the health of Maine’s population by improving care experiences and reducing costs. The Initiative’s website provides additional information on SIM resources, partners, work areas and governance.
35 Harvard St., Suite 300, Worcester, MA 01609
CHW Association
Founded in March 2000, the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) enables CHWs to lead the movement to organize, define and strengthen the profession of community health work. As a professional organization, MACHW provides resources and workforce development to CHWs from all disciplines. This includes resources on training and educational opportunities; policy development at the state and local levels; and integration of CHWs into the health care, public health and human service workforce.