The Virginia CHW Workforce Development Council convenes CHWs, CHW program representatives and stakeholders who support CHW practice and the expansion of CHW programs across Virginia. 

This website is designed as a resource to support the engagement of CHWs, CHW programs, healthcare organizations, and communities to ensure a diversity of voices set priorities and direction in policy, promotion, and sustainability of CHW programs​ across the commonwealth.

Next Council Meeting

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 2:00 p.m. via Zoom

2021 Council and Committee Meeting Dates

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Webinar Recording: Community Health Workers, Social Determinants of Health, and Diabetes

View December 7, 2020 Presentation HERE

Webinar Recording: Community Health Workers: Achieving Health Equity in Diabetes Prevention and Promotion


View the March 25, 2021 Presentation HERE 

About CHW Certification and Providing CHW Education



The Virginia Certification Board (VCB) has information on how to become a certified Community Health Worker in Virginia. Organizations that wish to provide education and training approved for CHW core competencies should also contact the VCB. Click the button below and choose Community Health Worker from the list of professions.

Council and Committee Meetings


Meeting schedules, materials and summaries of Council Meetings and the Council's three committees; Curriculum, Training, and Certification; Financing Measurement and Evaluation; and Policy and Communication

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The Virginia CHW Association
CHW Education & Library

Educational resources for CHWs, programs interested in employing CHWs and research articles that describe how CHWs are a vital profession within the health care workforce.

Most Recent Update: January 31, 2021 (Newsletters)