CHW Networks and Training Programs

CHW Networks and Associations by State


Arizona Community Health Workers Association

Arkansas Community Health Worker Association

El Sol Neighborhood Education Center
Vision y Compromiso

California Community Health Worker Community of Practice (
Transitions Clinic Network (based in San Francisco, CA but work with CHWs nationally)

The Alliance of  Colorado Community Health Workers, Patient Navigators and Promotores de Salud

Community Health Workers Association of CT

District of Columbia
Community Health Worker Professional Association of the District of Columbia

Florida CHW Coalition, Inc.

Donaldson Edge Consulting, LLC

Hawai’i CHW Network

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Illinois CHW Association

Indiana Community Health Workers Association

Kansas Community Health Worker Coalition

KC Regional Community Health Worker Collaborative

Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers

Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network

Maine Community Health Worker Initiative
Augusta, ME
Contact: Ben Hummel, CHW Project Coordinator
Phone: 207-287-4070

Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers

Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance
The Rural Community Health Worker Network

Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance

Mississippi Community Health Workers Association

St. Louis Integrated Health Network
Community Health Workers Association of Missouri
KC Regional Community Health Worker Collaborative

New Hampshire
North Country Health Consortium

New Mexico
New Mexico and Southern Colorado Community Health Representative
New Mexico Community Health Worker Association

New York
Community Health Worker Network of NYC
Community Health Workers Association of Rochester, Inc. (CHWAR)

North Carolina
North Carolina Community Health Worker Association 

Ohio Community Health Workers Association (OCHWA)

Oklahoma CHW Coalition
Email: Kerstin Reinschmidt:

Oklahoma Public Health Association’s CHW Section
Emails: La’Keira Jallow, (La’Keira.Watson@Mercy.Net) and Kerstin Reinschmidt, (

Oregon Community Health Workers Association

Pennsylvania Community Health Worker Collaborative

Rhode Island
Community Health Worker Association of Rhode Island(CHWARI)

South Carolina
South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

South Dakota
Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota

MVH Community Health Worker Collaborative

Dia de la Mujer Latina
DFW CHW Association
Health Promotores Network Paso del Norte Region/Red de Promotores de Salud Región Paso del Norte
San Antonio Community Health Workers Association
Texas Association of Promotores and Community Health Workers
Texas Gulf Coast CHW/Promotores Association
West Texas Community Health Worker/Promotores Association

CHW Network of Cameron County/Red de Promotoras(es) de Cameron County

Lone Star Unified CHW Association

Northeast Texas CHW Coalition

Promotores/Community Health Workers of Travis County Organization

South Texas Promotora Association, Inc. (STPA)

Utah CHW Association

Virginia Community Health Workers Association

Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees
King County Promotores Network (KCPN)

Wisconsin CHW Network

Certification and Training Programs

Care Coordination Systems CHW Core Competency Training
Virtual or In-person (available nationally) 
CHW (care coordination), CHW Supervisor, Care Transitions Intervention (CTI)

Jefferson County and throughout the Black Belt region of Alabama
Phone: (205) 777-4738

The Wellness Coalition
Montgomery, AL
Phone: 334-293-6493 
Community Health Workers will be trained as Certified Application Counselors for the Health Insurance Marketplace and will be certified as Alabama Medicaid Application Assisters.

Community Health Aide Program
Anchorage, AK
Contact: Carolyn Craig, PA-C, Director
(907) 729-2433
Certification required for Medicaid reimbursement

Central Arizona College Community Health Worker Certificate Program
Coolidge, AZ
Contact: Kim Bentley
Voluntary certification

Arizona Western College
Yuma, AZ
Contact: Cinthia Reyes MSN, RN,
(928) 317-6000
Voluntary certification

Arkansas Community Health Worker Association
Little Rock AR

City College of San Francisco
San Francisco CA
Contact: Darouny Somsanith, Coordinator
(415) 452-5266
Voluntary Certification

Berkeley City College Bridge to Community Health Work Certificate
Berkeley, CA
Contact: Midhun Joseph, BCC Transitions Coordinator and Sonja Herbert, MPH, Instructor 500A & B

Vision y Compromiso, The Promotores Institute
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Contact: Alma Esquivel, Training and Education Director
1000 North Alameda Street

El Sol Neighborhood Education Center
San Bernadino, CA and various California locations

Community Health Workers/Promotores Academy
San Bernardino, CA
San Manuel Gateway College
Loma Linda University Health

Futuro Health
Virtual for all of California 

Opioid Use Disorder Community Health Worker Training Online
Colorado Area Health Education Center

Connecticut Department of Health – CHW certification requirements and application Online
Connecticut State DPH–Investigations/Community-Health-Worker/Certification-Requirements

Delaware Health and Social Services
Voluntary certification 

Donaldson Edge Consulting, LLC
Pensacola, FL

Florida Certification Board – Certification application
Tallahassee, FL
Community Health Worker Coalition
850-888-2495 – English 305-243-8433 – Spanish
Voluntary certification

Florida Community Health Worker Coalition – Training and education opportunities
Tampa, FL

Morehouse School of Medicine – Online CHW Curriculum
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Britni Knott, MPH

Morehouse School of Medicine – Community Health Worker Training Program for High School Students & Young Adults
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Britni Knott, MPH

University of Hawaii Kapi’olani Community College
Honolulu, HI
Several college training programs offering certificates of competence through TAACCT

University of Hawaii – Maui College
Kahului HI
Contact: Selene LeGare, MPH or Charlie Schlather, PhD, LCSW, CSAC, 808.984.3338 or, 808.984.3218

Idaho State University
Meridian, ID

South Suburban College -CHW Training Program
South Holland IL
(708) 596-2000

Malcolm X College – Community Health Care Worker Certificate Program
Chicago IL
(312) 850-7000

ASPIN Certified Community Health Worker Certification Program
Carmel IN
(317) 471-0000 

Health Visions Midwest – Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) Training Indianapolis
Fort Wayne, IN
219-844-2698 Ext. 102

Iowa Chronic Care Consortium
West Des Moines IA
Contact: Deb Kazmerzak or William Appelgate
(515) 971-3234,
Competency certificate

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Center of Excellence in Rural Health – Community Health Worker Training Program
Hazard KY
Voluntary certification through KYACHW

Appalachian Kentucky Health Care Access Network

Kentucky Department for Public Health Community Health Worker
Frankfort, KY
502) 564-7996;

Louisiana Community Health Worker Institute – Training programs
New Orleans LA
Contact: Ashley Wennerstrom, PhD, MPH – Director
(504) 568-5723,

Maryland Area Health Education Center – Community Health Worker Training Institute
Baltimore, Cambridge, Cumberland MD
Voluntary certification through Maryland Department of Health

Boston Community Health Education Center (CHEC)
Boston MA

Lowell Community Health Education Center (CHEC)
Lowell MA

Outreach Worker Training Institute, (Center for Health Impact)
Worcester MA
(508) 756-6676

DPH Patient Navigator Training Course Hybrid/Online Course (over a 3 month period, participants will complete 3 in-person days and 12 online modules)
Contact: Marilyn Gardner, R.N.
(617) 624-5403,

Northern Essex Community College
Lawrence MA
Contact: Jacqueline Dick, Program Coordinator
(978) 738-7412

MCD Global Health’s Community Health Worker Training Program
Hallowell, ME

Everyday Life Consulting and Training
Virtual, In Person and/or On Demand
Contact: Shannon Lijewski 989-272-3022
Offer CHW Core Competency Training for CHW in States without certification, Advanced CHW Training and CHW Supervisor Training

Spectrum Health MiCHWA CHW Training Program
MI Healthier Communities

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis MN
Voluntary certification statewide. Mandatory certification for Medical Assistance reimbursement for services provided to MN Health Care Program enrollees.

Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Online MN
Contact: Roxanne Hayenga, 507-372-3468

Normandale Community College
Bloomington MN
Contact: Jeremy McNamara

Northwest Technical College
Bemidji MN
(218) 333-6600 or (800) 942-8324,

Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester MN

Saint Catherine University, St. Paul Campus
St. Paul MN
Contact: Julie Mumm

Center for Workforce Development Ozarks Techincal Community College Springfield
Online MO
(417) 447-7500 
Certificates offered at various institutions with training programs.

Metropolitan Community College
Kansas City MO

St. Louis Community College
St. Louis MO
Contact: Nicole McMeans

Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Giradeau MO

Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center
Bozeman MT
Contact: Beth Ann Carter – Project Coordinator

Eastern MT Area Health Education Center
Billings MT

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Lincoln NE
(402) 471-3121  

Nevada Community Health Worker Association
Las Vegas, Reno, NV, (775) 538-2855‬
Voluntary certification through the Nevada Certification Board.

College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas NV

Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center
Raymond NH

North Country Health Consortium
New Hampshire

Community Health Worker Online Training Program Online
New Mexico
Voluntary certification through the New Mexico Department of Health CHW Certification Board.

University of New Mexico – Project ECHO CHW training models
New Mexico
Contact: Paige Menking Director, Community Health Worker Programs
(505) 272-5639,

Community Health Worker Network of New York
New York City NY

Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo
Buffalo NY
Contact: Jessica Bauer Walker

LaGuardia Community College
Long Island City NY
Contact: John Garcia
(718) 482-5394,

Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory NC
Contact: Paul Badgley
828-327-7000 x4331,

Durham Tech Community Health Worker Continuing Education Program
Durham NC

Ohio State University
Columbus OH
Contact: Katie Larabee
Voluntary certification through the Ohio Board of Nursing

Health Care Access Now – Community Health Worker Certification Program
Cincinnati OH

Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland OH
Contact: Shawanna Rice Coordinator, Marquita Rockamore, MAML, GCDF Director
216-987-3171, or 216-987-2942,

Cincinnati State
Cincinnati OH
Contact: Jennifer Boles

Mercy College of Ohio
Toledo OH, 419-251-1313

Sinclair College
Dayton OH
Contact: Jennifer Spegal

Cleveland State University
Cleveland OH
(216) 687-2000

Oregon Home Care Commission
Salem OR, 1-877-880-8071
Voluntary certification through Oregon Health Authority recommended. Training must be completed through an Oregon Health Authority approved training program. Certification is required for CHWs working with the Oregon Home Care Commission.

Oregon Community Health Workers Association
Portland OR

Oregon State University Burns, Tillamook, Heppner, Online

Multnomah County Community Health Worker Training
Contact: Beth Poteet, Partnerships Coordinator

Rogue Community College
Medford OR
Contact: Kenton Gould

Temple University
Philadelphia PA
Contact: Michael Clemmons (215) 204-1176

Pennsylvania Area Health Education Centers (PA AHEC) provide an Accredited CHW Training Program in seven regions throughout the state. For more information visit our website at

Eastcentral PA AHEC
Berks, Carbon, Northampton, Lehigh & Schuylkill Counties

Northcentral PA AHEC
Center, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga & Union Counties

Northeast PA AHEC
Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne & Wyoming Counties

Northwest PA AHEC
Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter,
Warren & Venango Counties

Southcentral PA AHEC
Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Indiana, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Somerset & York Counties

Southeast PA AHEC
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties

Southwest PA AHEC
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington & Westmoreland Counties

Community Health Worker Association of Rhode Island
Providence RI
Contact: Sarah Lawrence
(401) 456-9039,
Voluntary certification through the Rhode Island Certification Board in collaboration with the Community Health Worker Association of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island College
Providence RI
(401) 456-8000

Community Health Innovations of Rhode Island
Providence RI

University of South Carolina CHW Institute
Columbia SC
Contact: Julie Smithwick, LMSW, CHW

Center for Community Health Alignment
Columbia, SC
Housed and supported by the Arnold School of Public Health

Southeast Technical College
Online CHW Training and Certification
8-week and 16-week program options
Contact Angela Landeen, at 605-367-4463

2320 N Career Ave | Sioux Falls, SD 57107


Lake Area Technical College
Watertown SD
Contact: Heidi Wirtjes, CHW program instructor
Certificate of completion offered by training programs 

Indian Health Service Online
South Dakota

Family Spirit Online
South Dakota

National Community Health Worker Training Center Online
Housed within the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD), located at Texas A&M University’s School of Public Health.
The NCHWTC is a Department of State Health Services certified Community Health Worker (CHW) training center that provides CHW and CHW Instructor certifications and continuing education units in-person and online, in English and Spanish.

Community Health Training Institute, Inc
Fort Worth, TX
214-801-8399 | 480-862-9001,
Online classes available

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Tyler TX

Harris Health System

West Texas Area Health Education Center
Lubbock TX, 806-743-3644

Baylor Scott & White
Dallas TX
Contact: Vanessa Mendez

Umemba Health Academy
Dallas, Texas

University of Houston
Houston TX

DFW-CHW Association
Arlington TX

Dia de la Mujer Latina
Pearland TX

Familias Triunfadoras, Inc.
El Paso, Texas 

New England Public Health Training Center Online
Contact: Karla Todd, Program Manager, Training Specialist 

Institute for Public Health Innovation Washington D.C.
Glen Allen VA
Certified Community Health Worker Credentialing is available through the VCB.

HomeTown Health University
Charlottesville VA
Contact: Lindsay Hauser

Washington State Department of Health CHW CORE Training Online

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) Center for Rural and Community Health CHERP-CHW Training Program Online
Lewisburg WV
Contact: Haylee Heinsberg, CRCH Director of Education
Community Health Education Resource Person training is offered through the Center for Rural and Community Health.

Milwaukee Area Health Education Center Online
Milwaukee WI

Wisconsin Community Health Worker Network Milwaukee
La Crosse WI

Unite Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
414.435.0506 Wisconsin

Southeast Technical College Community Health Worker Certificate Program
Sioux Falls, SD

Maryland Department of Health Community Health Worker Training Programs
Various Locations, MD