The WA Portal offers a deep and varied array of resources intended to support a range of health workers. This page is intended to assist community-based workers and community health workers access materials across this site.
- State training for community health workers
The state Department of Health offers a free Community Health Worker Training program and health specific modules to help CHWs strengthen their skills.
- Cardiovascular Health
The Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention Program at the state Department of Health provides training on cardiovascular health that supports providers seeking to use community health workers in diverse communities.
Also in this section:
- Resources and Support for Community-based Workers
This page helps community-based workers recognize the challenges people are facing, how to provide needed support, and who to refer to when someone needs specific kinds of help. Here are resources such as webinars and videos in English and Spanish that are designed to share with family, friends, neighbors, and clients:
Supporting people in crisis
- Supporting people In crisis with compassion, empathy, and cultural responsiveness
- Supporting people in crisis in the family
- Receiving outside help to support someone in crisis
- Calling 911 to support someone in crisis
Caring for ourselves and our community members
Learning to use technology
- Eastern Washington Community Health Worker Network
Community Health Workers from various organizations and communities throughout Eastern Washington are connecting to each other and to resources through this network. On this site you will find:
- Washington State Community Health Workers Association
The Washington State Community Health Workers Association seeks to meet the needs of the diverse community health worker workforce through training, professional development, communication, and access to resources and job opportunities.
- COVID-19 workforce training materials
See a series of videos in English or Spanish that provide flu vaccine promotion talking points and training, training about COVID-19 and ways to build your personal resilience in your field.