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Alabama 
ConnectionHealth 

Arizona
Arizona Community Health Workers Association

Arkansas
Arkansas Community Health Worker Association

California
El Sol Neighborhood Education Center
Vision y Compromiso

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

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

Connecticut
Community Health Workers Association of CT

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

Florida
Florida CHW Coalition, Inc.

Donaldson Edge Consulting, LLC

Hawaii
Hawai’i CHW Network

Idaho
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Illinois
Illinois CHW Association

Indiana
Indiana Community Health Workers Association

Kansas
Kansas Community Health Worker Coalition

KC Regional Community Health Worker Collaborative

Kentucky
Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers

Louisiana
Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network

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

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers

Michigan
Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance
The Rural Community Health Worker Network

Minnesota
Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance

Mississippi
Mississippi Community Health Workers Association
Email: [email protected]

Missouri
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

Ohio Community Health Workers Association (OCHWA)
Email: Holly Brown, [email protected]

Oklahoma 
Oklahoma CHW Coalition
Email: Kerstin Reinschmidt: [email protected]

Oklahoma Public Health Association’s CHW Section
Emails: La’Keira Jallow, (La’[email protected]) and Kerstin Reinschmidt, ([email protected])

Oregon
Oregon Community Health Workers Association

Pennsylvania
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

Tennessee
MVH Community Health Worker Collaborative

Texas
Dia de la Mujer Latina
DFW CHW Association
Health Promotores Network Paso del Norte Region/Red de Promotores de Salud Región Paso del Norte
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
Email: [email protected]

Lone Star Unified CHW Association
Email: [email protected]

Northeast Texas CHW Coalition
Email: [email protected]

Promotores/Community Health Workers of Travis County Organization
Email: [email protected]

South Texas Promotora Association, Inc. (STPA)
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Utah
Utah Community Health Workers Association

Virginia
Virginia Community Health Workers Association

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

Wisconsin
Wisconsin CHW Network

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Community Health Worker Diabetes Education Program – American Diabetes Association®
This course is available in English and Spanish.
https://professionaleducation.diabetes.org/ProductInfo/CHW2023
[email protected]

Care Coordination Systems CHW Core Competency Training
Virtual or In-person (available nationally)
[email protected]
https://ccs.health/community-health-worker-training/ 
CHW (care coordination), CHW Supervisor, Care Transitions Intervention (CTI)

ConnectionHealth
Jefferson County and throughout the Black Belt region of Alabama
Phone: (205) 777-4738
[email protected]
https://www.connectionhealth.org/

The Wellness Coalition
Montgomery, AL
Phone: 334-293-6493
https://www.thewellnesscoalition.org/community/ 
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 [email protected]
http://www.akchap.org/html/home-page.html
Certification required for Medicaid reimbursement

Central Arizona College Community Health Worker Certificate Program
Coolidge, AZ
Contact: Kim Bentley
480-677-7780
https://centralaz.edu/news-announcements/central-arizona-college-community-health-worker-certificate-program-approved-by-arizona-community-health-workers-association-azchow/
Voluntary certification

Arizona Western College
Yuma, AZ
Contact: Cinthia Reyes MSN, RN, [email protected]
(928) 317-6000
https://www.azwestern.edu/career-and-technical-education/community-health-worker
Voluntary certification

Arkansas Community Health Worker Association
Little Rock AR
Contact: [email protected]
http://www.archwa.org

City College of San Francisco
San Francisco CA
Contact: Darouny Somsanith, Coordinator
(415) 452-5266 [email protected]
https://www.ccsf.edu/degrees-certificates/community-health-worker
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
[email protected] [email protected]

Vision y Compromiso, The Promotores Institute
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Contact: Alma Esquivel, Training and Education Director
Email: [email protected]
https://visionycompromiso.org/what-we-do/training/
1000 North Alameda Street

El Sol Neighborhood Education Center
San Bernadino, CA and various California locations
Email: [email protected]
https://www.elsolnec.org/chws-promotores-training-center/

Community Health Workers/Promotores Academy
San Bernardino, CA
San Manuel Gateway College
Loma Linda University Health
promotoresacademy.llu.edu
www.facebook.com/promotoresacademy

Futuro Health
Virtual for all of California
https://portal.futurohealth.org/Catalog/Preview?catalogID=11 

Opioid Use Disorder Community Health Worker Training Online
Colorado Area Health Education Center
https://www.ucdenver.edu/life/services/AHEC/HealthProfessionals/OUDCHW/Pages/default.aspx

Connecticut Department of Health – CHW certification requirements and application Online
Connecticut State DPH
[email protected]
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing–Investigations/Community-Health-Worker/Certification-Requirements

Southwestern Connecticut Area Health Education Center – CHW Core Competency Training
Shelton, CT
https://swctahec.org/index.php/programs/chw-training

Delaware Health and Social Services
https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/files/dechwreport.pdf
Voluntary certification 

Donaldson Edge Consulting, LLC
Pensacola, FL
https://d-edgeconsulting.org/

Florida Certification Board – Certification application
Tallahassee, FL
Community Health Worker Coalition
850-888-2495 – English 305-243-8433 – Spanish
https://flcertificationboard.org/certifications/certified-community-health-worker/
Voluntary certification

Florida Community Health Worker Coalition – Training and education opportunities
Tampa, FL
Contact: [email protected]
https://www.flchwcoalition.org/

Morehouse School of Medicine – Online CHW Curriculum
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Britni Knott, MPH
404.756.1287, [email protected]
https://www.msm.edu/Education/PipelinePrograms/chw-online.php 

Morehouse School of Medicine – Community Health Worker Training Program for High School Students & Young Adults
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Britni Knott, MPH
404.756.1287 [email protected]
https://www.msm.edu/Education/PipelinePrograms/hscommunityhealthworker.php

University of Hawaii – Maui College
Kahului HI
Contact: Selene LeGare, MPH or Charlie Schlather, PhD, LCSW, CSAC
[email protected], 808.984.3338 or [email protected], 808.984.3218
http://maui.hawaii.edu/communityhealth/

University of Hawaii – Kaua’I Community College
Līhu‘e, HI
808.245.8311
https://catalog.kauai.hawaii.edu/community-health-worker

Idaho State University CHW Training Academy
Meridian, ID
https://www.isu.edu/chw/

South Suburban College -CHW Training Program
South Holland IL
(708) 596-2000
https://www.ssc.edu/academics/programs-of-study/allied-health-careers/community-health-worker/

Malcolm X College – Community Health Care Worker Certificate Program
Chicago IL
(312) 850-7000
http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/malcolm-x/programs/Pages/Community-Healthcare-Worker-Basic-Certificate.aspx

ASPIN Certified Community Health Worker Certification Program
Carmel IN
(317) 471-0000
https://www.aspinchw.org/ 

Health Visions Midwest – Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW) Training Indianapolis
Fort Wayne, IN
219-844-2698 Ext. 102
https://www.hvusa.org/index.php/training

Iowa Chronic Care Consortium
West Des Moines IA
Contact: Deb Kazmerzak or William Appelgate
(515) 971-3234, [email protected]
http://iowaccc.com/chw-training/
Competency certificate

Appalachian Kentucky Health Care Access Network
[email protected]
http://akhcan.org/ttac/training

Kentucky Department for Public Health Community Health Worker
Frankfort, KY
502) 564-7996; [email protected]
https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dpqi/cdpb/Pages/chwp.aspx

Louisiana Community Health Worker Institute – Training programs
New Orleans LA
Contact: Ashley Wennerstrom, PhD, MPH – Director
(504) 568-5723, [email protected]
https://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/chve/chw_programs.aspx

Lowell Community Health Education Center (CHEC)
Lowell MA
[email protected]
https://www.lchealth.org/professionals/community-health-education-center

Outreach Worker Training Institute, (Center for Health Impact)
Worcester MA
(508) 756-6676
http://www.centerforhealthimpact.org/training/health-care-workforce-training/

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

Northern Essex Community College
Lawrence MA
Contact: Jacqueline Dick, Program Coordinator
(978) 738-7412 [email protected]
https://www.necc.mass.edu/learn/credit-programs/health/community-health-worker-certificate/

MCD Global Health’s Community Health Worker Training Program
Hallowell, ME
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.mcd.org/focus-areas/featured-projects/community-health-workers

Everyday Life Consulting and Training
Virtual, In Person and/or On Demand
Contact: Shannon Lijewski [email protected] 989-272-3022
www.everydaylifechw.com/shop
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
616.391.3310
https://www.spectrumhealth.org/healthier-communities/certification-program

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis MN
612-659-6000
https://www.minneapolis.edu/academics/school-nursing-health-sciences-and-wellness/community-health-worker
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
[email protected], 507-372-3468
https://www.mnwest.edu/programs-courses/list/community-health-worker-certificate

Normandale Community College
Bloomington MN
Contact: Jeremy McNamara
952-358-8447, [email protected]
https://www.normandale.edu/catalog/programs-of-study/certificate-programs/community-health-worker-navigator—16-credits

Northwest Technical College
Bemidji MN
(218) 333-6600 or (800) 942-8324,  [email protected]
https://www.ntcmn.edu/career-paths/health-care/community-health-worker/

Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester MN
507-285-7557
https://www.rctc.edu/program/chw/

Saint Catherine University, St. Paul Campus
St. Paul MN
Contact: Julie Mumm
[email protected]
https://www.stkate.edu/academics/academic-programs/cfa-community-health-worker

Metropolitan Community College
Kansas City MO
816.604.1000
https://mcckc.edu/programs/community-health-worker/

St. Louis Community College
St. Louis MO
Contact: Nicole McMeans
[email protected]
https://stlcc.edu/programs-academics/accelerated-job-training/community-health-worker.aspx

Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center
Bozeman MT
Contact: Beth Ann Carter – Project Coordinator
406-925-1261, [email protected]
http://healthinfo.montana.edu/bhwet/chw/index.html

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Lincoln NE
(402) 471-3121
http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Health-Navigation.aspx  

Nevada Community Health Worker Association
Las Vegas, Reno, NV
[email protected], (775) 538-2855‬
http://www.nvchwa.org/training-and-education/
Voluntary certification through the Nevada Certification Board.

Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center
Raymond NH
603-895-1514
https://www.snhahec.org/Community-Health-Workers.cfm  

North Country Health Consortium
New Hampshire
https://askpetra.org/education/upcoming-trainings-events/

Community Health Worker Online Training Program Online
New Mexico
[email protected]
https://www.chwtraining.mcdph.org/
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, [email protected]
https://echo.unm.edu/collaboratives/chw

Community Health Worker Network of New York
New York City NY
https://www.chwnetwork.org/

Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo
Buffalo NY
https://www.conect-with-us.org/chwnetworkhttps://www.chwbuffalo.org/training-and-education

LaGuardia Community College
Long Island City NY
Contact: John Garcia
(718) 482-5394, [email protected]
https://www.laguardia.edu/ce/pages/business-services/community-health-worker-certificate-training-program/

SUNY Schenectady County Community College
Schenectady NY
[email protected]
https://sunysccc.edu/Portals/1/PDF/WFDCE/Sp20_CHW.pdf

Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory NC
Contact: Paul Badgley
828-327-7000 x4331, [email protected]
http://www.cvcc.edu/CCE/Health_Services/Community-Health-Worker.cfm

Durham Tech Community Health Worker Continuing Education Program
Durham NC
919-536-7200
https://www.durhamtech.edu/continuing-education/community-health-worker-continuing-education-program

Ohio State University
Columbus OH
Contact: Katie Larabee
[email protected]
https://nursing.osu.edu/offices-and-initiatives/community-health-worker-training-program
Voluntary certification through the Ohio Board of Nursing

Health Care Access Now – Community Health Worker Certification Program
Cincinnati OH
513-707-5696, [email protected]
https://healthcareaccessnow.org/community-health-worker-job-training/

Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland OH
Contact: Shawanna Rice Coordinator, Marquita Rockamore, MAML, GCDF Director
216-987-3171, [email protected] or 216-987-2942, [email protected]
https://www.tri-c.edu/workforce/health-care-training/community-health-worker.html

Cincinnati State
Cincinnati OH
Contact: Jennifer Boles
513-569-1684, [email protected]
https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/academics/degrees-and-certificates/community-health-worker-certificate

Mercy College of Ohio
Toledo OH
[email protected], 419-251-1313
https://mercycollege.edu/academics/programs/certificates/community-health-worker

Sinclair College
Dayton OH
Contact: Jennifer Spegal
937-512-3285, [email protected]
https://www.sinclair.edu/program/params/programCode/AHCN-S-CRT/

Cleveland State University
Cleveland OH
(216) 687-2000
https://nursing.csuohio.edu/continuing-education/program-details

Oregon Home Care Commission
Salem OR
[email protected], 1-877-880-8071
https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/HCC/PSW-HCW/Pages/Community-Health-Worker.aspx
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
Contact: Blanca Cisneros
[email protected]
http://www.orchwa.org/training-events/

Oregon State University Burns, Tillamook, Heppner, Online
541-737-4197
https://workspace.oregonstate.edu/community-health-worker-training-program

Multnomah County Community Health Worker Training
Oregon
Contact: Beth Poteet, Partnerships Coordinator
503-314-3136, [email protected]
https://multco.us/health/community-health/community-health-worker-training

Rogue Community College
Medford OR
Contact: Kenton Gould
541-956-7118
https://go.roguecc.edu/department/community-health-worker-training

Temple University
Philadelphia PA
Contact: Michael Clemmons
[email protected] (215) 204-1176
https://noncredit.temple.edu/chw

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 www.pachw.org.

Eastcentral PA AHEC
Berks, Carbon, Northampton, Lehigh & Schuylkill Counties
[email protected]

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

Northeast PA AHEC
Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne & Wyoming Counties
[email protected]

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

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

Southeast PA AHEC
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties
[email protected]

Southwest PA AHEC
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington & Westmoreland Counties
[email protected]

Community Health Worker Association of Rhode Island
Providence RI
Contact: Sarah Lawrence
(401) 456-9039, [email protected]
http://chwari.org/events/category/trainings/
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
http://www.ric.edu/healthyjobsri/Pages/trainingservices.aspx

Community Health Innovations of Rhode Island
Providence RI
[email protected]
https://chi-ri.org/programs/certificate/

University of South Carolina CHW Institute
Columbia SC
Contact: Julie Smithwick, LMSW, CHW
803-576-8379, [email protected]
https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/public_health/research/research_centers/chw/index.php

Center for Community Health Alignment
Columbia, SC
Housed and supported by the Arnold School of Public Health
https://communityhealthalignment.org/

Lake Area Technical College
Watertown SD
Contact: Heidi Wirtjes, CHW program instructor
[email protected]
https://www.lakeareatech.edu/academics/community-healthcare-worker/
Certificate of completion offered by training programs 

Indian Health Service Online
South Dakota
https://www.ihs.gov/chr/education/

Family Spirit Online
South Dakota
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/affiliated-programs/family-spirit/training/

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.
Texas
979-436-9360, [email protected]
https://nchwtc.tamhsc.edu/
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, [email protected]
https://chtiinstitute.com
Online classes available

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Tyler TX
903-877-1437, [email protected]
https://www.uthct.edu/community-health-worker-training-program

Harris Health System
Texas
713-634-1242, [email protected]
https://www.harrishealth.org/services-hh/outreach/Pages/health-worker.aspx

West Texas Area Health Education Center
Lubbock TX
[email protected], 806-743-3644
https://www.westtexasahec.org/chw.html

Baylor Scott & White
Dallas TX
Contact: Vanessa Mendez
214.865.3065, [email protected].
https://www.bswhealth.com/locations/health-and-wellness-center/programs/Pages/community-health-worker-training.aspx

Umemba Health Academy
Dallas, Texas
https://umembahealthacademy.com/

University of Houston
Houston TX
[email protected]

DFW-CHW Association
Arlington TX
[email protected]
https://dfwchw.org/chw-resources/

Dia de la Mujer Latina
Pearland TX
281.489.1111, [email protected]

Familias Triunfadoras, Inc.
El Paso, Texas
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/familiastriunfadoras 

New England Public Health Training Center Online
Vermont
Contact: Karla Todd, Program Manager, Training Specialist
[email protected]
https://sites.bu.edu/nephtc/community-health-workers/ 

Institute for Public Health Innovation Washington D.C.
Glen Allen VA
202.747.3512
https://www.institutephi.org/our-work-in-action/community-health-worker-initiatives/chw-training-programs/
Certified Community Health Worker Credentialing is available through the VCB.

HomeTown Health University
Charlottesville VA
Contact: Lindsay Hauser
(434)243-0433, [email protected]
https://lms.hthu.net/oltpublish/site/program.do?dispatch=showCourseSession&id=11e144fe-2e8d-11e7-a6ac-0cc47a352510

Washington State Department of Health CHW CORE Training Online
Washington
[email protected]
https://www.doh.wa.gov/ForPublicHealthandHealthcareProviders/PublicHealthSystemResourcesandServices/LocalHealthResourcesandTools/CommunityHealthWorkerTrainingSystem 

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
304-793-6574, [email protected]
https://crch.wvsom.edu/CHERP
Community Health Education Resource Person training is offered through the Center for Rural and Community Health.

Milwaukee Area Health Education Center Online
Milwaukee WI
414.344.0675
https://www.milahec.org/chw-training 

Wisconsin Community Health Worker Network Milwaukee
La Crosse WI
[email protected]
https://www.wichwnetwork.com/page-1075399

Unite Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
414.435.0506
https://www.weareunitewi.org/chwtrainingUnite Wisconsin

Southeast Technical College Community Health Worker Certificate Program
Sioux Falls, SD
https://southeasttech.edu/programs/healthcare/community-health-worker-certificate.php

Maryland Department of Health Community Health Worker Training Programs
Various Locations, MD
https://health.maryland.gov/pophealth/Community-Health-Workers/Pages/Accredited-Community-Health-Worker-Training-Programs.aspx

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