What is CHW CARE?

CHW-CARE (Community Health Workers – COVID-19 Approach to Recovery and Evaluation) is an initiative to train, deploy and engage community health workers in King County. It is a partnership between Public Health Seattle & King County, Center for MultiCultural Health, Global to Local, International Community Health Services, HealthierHere, Healthy King County Coalition, and Seattle Children’s Hospital and is funded by a three year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To learn more about our team, visit our CHW CARE Leadership Bios.



Read about our progress to date in our infographic! Available in English and Spanish


Who are Community Health Workers?

The Centers of Disease Control defines a Community Health Worker as “frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of a community or who has a thorough understanding of the community being served.” The role “Community Health Worker” has differing names depending on the setting and communities served (example: patient navigator, promotora, health educator). See here for a more extensive, but not exhaustive, list of Community Health Worker titles.





Upcoming Events

Events are held approximately every other month with trainings, workshops, and peer support events that range from 1-4 hours, both in-person and virtual. See our flyer here, to join our next opportunity!

CHW Facilitation & public speaking course – starts July 25th! 

Join us for a 3-part virtual training on building CHW facilitation and public speaking skills. Sessions are 2 hours in length, and spaced every two weeks between July 25th – August 22nd. Register here! 

  • Part 1: Introduction to facilitating & presenting, and setting agendas​

    • Tues, July 25th 10am – noon​

  • Part 2:Examining body language, and building inclusive & accessible spaces​

    • Tues Aug 8th, 10am – noon​

  • Part 3:Time management, and managing ambiguity or conflict while facilitating​

    • Tues Aug 22nd, 10am – noon

Staying up-to-date on COVID-19

Next Public Health COVID Call: September 20th- 3:30 to 5:00 PM


Click here to join us via Zoom.

Watch the most recent COVID update call recording (6/28)






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