Top CHW Conferences of 2021

By Eliana Ifill

At CHWTraining, we’ve compiled a list of the top CHW Conferences and Summits to attend to advance your CHW career and program for the third consecutive year.

As a result of the pandemic, many events and conferences now reside online. This helps reduce the cost of attending a conference and makes them accessible to your team no matter where you are. Read on to find the top CHW Conferences for 2021 that you can’t miss this year — and find resources and lectures from previous years’ events.

Interested in the Top CHW Conferences of 2020? Click here to find the resources. Many of 2020’s conferences were held online due to the coronavirus pandemic and are now available on-demand.

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11th Annual Kansas Community Health Promotion (Virtual) Summit

Date: January 26 & 28, 2021
Format: Online

Diverse Voices: COVID-19, Intersectionality, and the Health of Women

Date: January 27, 2021 10 am CT
Format: Online

Accelerating Health Equity  A Virtual Conference for Leaders in Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion

Date: March 16-18, 2021
Format: Online

Northwest Rural Health Conference

Date: March 22-24, 2021
Location: Spokane, WA
Registration: Those who registered in 2020 will be able to attend the 2021 conference. In 2020, the conference was postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic.

CCHF Conference

Date: March 25-27, 2021
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Registration information is yet to be made public

Indiana CHW/CRS Annual Conference

Date: April 20, 2021
Format: Hybrid (Online and in Plainfield, IN)
Registration information is yet to be made public

2021 Community Health Worker Spring Summit | Harrisburg

Date: April 29-30, 2021
Format: Online
Registration opens on March 1st




Annual Rural Health Conference

Date: May 4-7, 2021
Location: New Orleans, LA
Registration opens soon. Prices start at $423

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+)

Date: May 13-16, 2021
Format: Online
Registration is now open

Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

Core Conference: September 29 – October 1, 2021
Intensive Training Seminars: September 27 & 28, 2021

APHA 2021 — Creating the Healthiest Nation: Strengthening Social Connectedness

Date: October 23-27, 2021
Format: Hybrid
Registration information is yet to be made public

Adelante Promotores Conference, San Diego County Promotores Coalition

Date: TBD
Location: San Diego, CA

Binational Promotores Conference

Date: TBD
Location: Oakland, CA

National Promotoras Conference

Date: TBD
Location: Somerton, AZ

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Top 10 Articles in 2020 – Career Development, Core Competencies, Outreach Skills Roles of CHWs, and More

CHWs have the power to bring health care to underserved communities nationwide. As a CHW, your peers rely on you to get access to the help they need, the resources to improve their life quality, and the tools to improve their health outcomes.

Whether you’re looking to start your career as a CHW or are part of an established program, at CHWTraining we’ve collected readers’ favorite pieces of 2020 to help you serve your community:

Community Engagement the Right Way with Outreach Skills Improving your community’s health begins with outreach. After all, they need to know that you’re available to help. Learn the four key steps to safe community outreach – even during COVID.

3 Powerful Communication Skills That Build Rapport The main difference between a CHW and other healthcare professionals is their ability to connect with patients on a deeper level. As a CHW, you can have a positive impact on your community by establishing rapport with the help of these 3 powerful communication skills.

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Roles and Responsibilities of a CHW Career [Free Event] Curious about how to start a CHW career and what it means to bring CHWs to your organization? Check out this webinar on-demand to learn exactly what it means to be a CHW (or to hire one!).

Top 5 Ways To Assess CHW Skills and Core Competencies Use this article as a resources guide to assess your new and existing CHWs and plan your CHW training in 2021.

12 Skills To Build a CHW Career Interested in becoming a CHW or planning for a long-term career in public health? Find the top health and development skills and core competencies you need to train for a successful CHW career path.

The Definitive Guide to the Coronavirus for CHWs Stay safe, learn to navigate COVID uncertainty and put your patients at ease with this comprehensive COVID guide (updated in December 2020).

Your Agency Needs Training for Food Insecurity Did you know that an estimated 1 in 9 Americans struggle with food insecurity at some point in the year? Food insecurity is one of the leading causes of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and obesity. Learn about what food insecurity means, how COVID has made it worse, and what your agency can do to help fight it in 2021.

9 Essential Skills for a Food Insecurity Screening Program Find out what skills your team needs to help communities fight off food insecurity through the pandemic and beyond.

3 Steps To Advance a CHW Career Secure a long, successful career as a Community Health Worker or advance into other roles within the public health system with these simple steps.

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