We provide support and technical assistance to community-based organizations that want to build or strengthen their community health worker training programs.

Although we no longer provide training, you're welcome to contact us for for more information about the following curricula.

We Are Health: Training for Community Health Workers

This 90-hour training provides an opportunity to become a certified community health worker in Oregon. It was created over the course of more than 25 years of working with community health workers worldwide. Last updated in 2019.

Our curriculum is based on national standards for community health worker training. It has 3 components:

  • Skill base
  • Orientation to the health and social service system
  • Health issues

Find training: Oregon Community Health Worker Association

Community Health Worker Supervisor’s Training

Enhance your capacity to effectively supervise community health workers. Available in English, last updated in 2019.

Find training: Oregon Community Health Worker Association

Children’s Exposure to Violence

A 14-hour series for community health workers and those who work with parents, caregivers and children to help children heal from trauma related to exposure to violence (domestic violence, community violence, bullying, etc). Available in Spanish or English. Last updated in 2019.

Understanding Violence as a Public Health Issue

A 14-hour training for community health workers and others who work in the field of violence prevention. You will learn:

  • The public health approach to violence prevention
  • Examples of the root causes of exposure to violence
  • Impacts of different types of violence on the community
  • Different self-care methods, to lessen the effects of exposure to violence and trauma

More information: Contact reachworks@multco.us

Asthma Management and Tobacco Cessation

A 7-hour training is for community health workers and other traditional health workers. Learn how to:     

  • Define asthma and identify asthma risk factors and ways to decrease them
  • Name self-management strategies to help control asthma
  • Explain the dangers of tobacco use and the importance of quitting smoking and decreasing exposure to tobacco smoke
  • Help people access tobacco cessation resources, including the Oregon Quit Line

Available in English, last updated in 2016.

Contact Us

Beth Poteet, Partnerships Coordinator
503-314-3136, beth.poteet@multco.us