OPHI is the fiscal sponsor for the Oregon Community Health Workers Association (ORCHWA) as they take steps to become an independent nonprofit. ORCHWA provides a unified voice to empower and advocate for community health workers and communities. ORCHWA’s offices are currently located within OPHI’s Portland office.

ORCHWA, founded in 2011, is the statewide professional association for community health workers (CHWs). ORCHWA is a membership organization, led and directed by CHWs, and supports CHWs to obtain additional training, provide important networking opportunities, opportunities to collaborate with each other, community, government, health, and educational institutions.

Read more about ORCHWA here.

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