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Project ECHO: Who is a Community Health Worker (CHW) & How Do I Hire One? 2/22/2023

Who is a CHW & How Do I Hire One? Flyer

Project ECHO and IPHI’s CHWs for a Healthy Virginia are hosting Who is a CHW & How Do I Hire One? on February 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Project ECHO monthly trainings are a part of a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) grant. This training is offered to employers who currently employ or are interested in hiring CHWs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Click: HERE to register.

2023 Community Health Worker (CHW) Monthly Continuing Education Training Sessions

CHW Continuing Education Training Sessions Flyer

IPHI is offering CHW continuing education training sessions for 2023! The training sessions are held on the last Wednesday of each month, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The continuing education training sessions are not part of a required series. However, certified CHWs may count these courses toward CHW continuing education credits for re-certification.

2023 Topics
Feb. 22: Conflict Management
Mar. 29: Ethical Boundaries
Apr. 26: Racial Equity/Health Equity
May 31: Suicide Awareness/Mental Health
Jun. 28: Chronic Disease Series
Jul. 26: Advocacy and Policy
Aug. 30: Health and Safety Training
Sep. 27: Insurance – Disability Services/Medicaid
Oct. 25: Ending Relationships with Clients
Nov. 29: Engaging Various Population into Care


Click: HERE to register and save the date for future trainings.

Tell Your Story For Change Series

Tell Your Story for Change Flyer

IPHI and the District of Columbia (DC) Community Health Workers (CHW) Association invite CHWs to a virtual workshop on DC law. The Children’s Law Center will facilitate this series.


  • How to tell stories and advocate for CHW needs in DC
  • How the law works in DC and public speaking tips
  • Work 1:1 to write your story and propose solutions for future use

  • October 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To register, click: HERE

Mental Health First Aid for Community Health Workers (CHWs) Training

Mental Health First Aid for CHWs Flyer

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Mental health stigma persists in minority communities, with research showing an increase during COVID-19. When we normalize conversations about mental health, it empowers people to talk and seek the help they need. 

All trainings will be from 10 a.m. to noon,

Training 1

  • October 12, 14, 19, and 24

Training 2

  • November 15, 16, 17, and 18

There are only 20 seats available per training, so register soon! 

To register, click: HERE

Community Health Workers (CHWs) & Healthy Housing Webinar: 9/22/2022

CHWs & Healthy Housing Flyer

IPHI’s DC Health Housing Collaborative (DCHHC) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom. Join the conversation to discover how CHWs can help residents address their housing problems, look for potential hazards, and find resources. 

This webinar is for CHWs in the District of Columbia. 

To register, click: HERE

Community Health Worker (CHW) Core Skills Competency Training

CHW Core Skills Competency Training Flyer

IPHI’s award-winning CHW training involves minimal didactic teaching and full adult participatory methods. The training includes team-building exercises, role-plays, dyad work, group interaction, teach-backs, and presentations. 

To register, click: HERE

Training Topics:

  • Human Rights, Equity & Perspective Transformation
  • Communication
  • Public Health Knowledge
  • Introduction to the CHW Role: CHW History, Roles, Skills, Tasks
  • CHW Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Data Collection and Medical Records
  • Teaching and Capacity-Building Skills & Clinical Practice
  • Health Education and Prevention
  • Outreach and Advocacy
  • Resource Identification and Organization
  • Disease Management, Including Chronic Disease, HIV, Mental Health, Substance
  • Misuse and Behavior Change

For organizations seeking CHW team trainings or customized CHW training, please contact Program Coordinator Dwyan Monroe at [email protected]. For enrollment or leaning management system assistance, please contact [email protected].

Virginia Community Health Worker (CHW) Continuing Education

Virginia CHW Continuing Education Flyer

If you’re one of the following:
  • Virginia CHW
  • outreach worker
  • community health advocate
  • community health advisor
  • person that provides outreach in health education, healthcare navigation, and/or helps the community address the social barriers to managing health

Please join these CHW skill- and health-related training sessions to be successful in the CHW field.

Click: HERE to register.

CHWS for a Healthy VA: Team & Supervisor Integration Training

Team & Supervisor Integration Training Flyer

This comprehensive and virtual training program includes four 4-hour modules. Each module builds on a designed sequence of content and skills to successfully prepare host sites to manage CHW programs. All sessions will take place on Wednesdays.

Summer session

  • July 6 and 20, from 12:30 p.m. yo 4:30 p.m.

Fall session

  • September 14 and 18, October 12 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Each session includes a 30-minute break.

Click: HERE to register.