Directory of Portal resources for community health workers and community-based workers

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. 

 

Stock image of stylized text with the words new skills on a billboard sign

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.

2022 Core Competency Training & Health Specific Modules Schedule (PDF)

 


Stock photo of a smiling female health care provider uses a stethescope on a smiling elderly woman

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:

 


Stock photo of two women smile while showing each other their screens on handheld electronic devices

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

Caring for ourselves and our community members

Learning to use technology

 

Logo for the Washington Community Health Workers Association

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. 

See their COVID-19 training materials


Stock photo of a casually dressed black woman taking notes while sitting in front of a laptop in a kitchen setting

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.