On August 27, our Community Health Worker (CHW) regional training center graduated 25 Certified CHWs, a first for the Gorge and a real step forward for the field. Here’s to the class and a special congrats to long time Health Promoter Maria Antonia (Toña) Sanchez.
We are excited to be part of bringing Community Health Worker Training to the Gorge. “We Are Health” is a 90 hour certification training for Community Health Workers (CHWs). Participants who complete the rigorous training requirements are eligible for certification as a CHW in the state of Oregon. This training usually costs $2,000 but we secured funding to offer it for free.