The Top CHW Conferences of 2020

Every year more people become community health workers across the United States, and every year there are more conferences to support them. Last year we researched and gathered a list of the top CHW conferences, and we’ve done it again. Here’s this year’s list, ordered by date. This will be updated regularly, so check back often.

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Top CHW Conferences of 2020

CHW Employer Event – “CHWs and Sustainability in RI”

Date: January 31, 2020
Location: North Providence, RI
Cost: Free

This event brings together employers, insurers, and other healthcare/social services stakeholders in Rhode Island to discuss progress and plans for making the Community Health Worker workforce more sustainable in our state.

  • Learn lessons from a Massachusetts health sector innovator on forging collaboration among Medicaid, state DOH, Accountable Care Organizations (AOs) and Community Partners
  • Understand better what your CHWs and Peer Recovery Specialists do by getting a special training on supporting employees recovering from substance use disorder
  • Enjoy lunch with partners doing the same work
  • Discuss ways the Community Health Worker Association of RI can best help you to secure CHWs with the appropriate and most current training and to supervise them effectively

Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health

Date: February 19-21, 2020
Location: Sacramento, California
Cost:  $150-$350

The Western Forum is a regionally celebrated and nationally recognized conference known for innovative content, expert speakers, and a diverse audience from various disciplines. We look forward to hosting another engaging and vibrant conference. We hope to see you at our annual conference.

Northwest Rural Health Conference

Date: March 23-25, 2020
Location: The Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane Washington
Cost:  N/A

Conference goals are:  Highlight rural health public policy issues, – Identify changes in the delivery of and access to rural health care, – Identify ways that data & technology are improving health in rural communities, – Examine issues that impact rural hospitals and  – Collaborate with peers on innovative models for rural health care delivery.

Who should attend? –  Rural hospital leadership and Board of Directors –  Rural clinic administrators & staff –   Quality managers ~ Risk Managers –  Public health officers –  State and local leaders –  Policy makers –  EMS staff –  Home health staff

CCHF Conference 2020

Date:  March 26-28, 2020
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Cost:  $95-$325

CCHF Conference 2020 is relational. You will meet like-hearted disciples who are willing to share, listen, and pray with you.  Students, practitioners, support staff and executive leaders come together to share their stories, knowledge and insights – and to be family. It is the only conference designed for people like you – who see medicine as a calling, and are committed to missional, faith-driven healthcare here in the United States.

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association Annual CHW Conference 2020: “Building Health Through Community Connections”

Date:  Fri. Mar. 27, 2020
Location:  Columbia, SC
Cost:  $25-$45

We are so excited about the opportunity to host our first Community Health Worker Conference. This conference will provide Community Health Workers with a day of learning and networking. Although this conference is designed for CHWs, it is also a conference for supervisors, stakeholders, and policy makers to come and learn about the CHW’s scope of practice

Indiana CHW/CRS Annual Conference

Date:  April 21, 2020
Location:  Plainfield, IN
Cost:  $35-$50

The Indiana CHW/CRS Annual Conference is an opportunity for Community Health Workers and Certified Recovery Specialists to connect and network with other helping professionals and learn knowledge and skills beneficial to the important work that they do.

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

Date:  May 14-17, 2020
Location:  Baltimore, MD
Cost:  $115-$165

Join us in Baltimore where hundreds of oncology navigators and care providers will gather to advance the development, implementation, utilization, and metrics of multidisciplinary oncology navigation.

The 2020 AONN+ Midyear Conference is designed to address the questions of navigators, social workers, physicians, and administrators in regard to cancer care, and offer practical solutions from experts and peers in implementing effective programs and measuring their outcomes.

2020 MNCHWA Conference

Date:  May 15, 2020
Location:  Plymouth, MN
Cost:  N/A

The Annual Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance Statewide Conference brings together community health workers, supervisors, educators, providers, payers, policy makers and many others from across the state for a day of learning, exchange, networking and charting action on next-stage work.

43rd Annual Rural Health Conference

Date:  May 19-22, 2020
Location:  San Diego, Calif
Cost:  $368-$735

NRHA’s Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation’s largest rural health conference, created for anyone with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members and more.

Kansas Community Health Worker (CHW) Symposium 2020

Date:  June 11, 2020
Location:  Wichita, KS
Cost:  Free

Provide a venue where all stakeholders can better understand the progress and barriers associated with CHWs specific to Kansas.

Offer an opportunity for networking among the CHWs and their organizations across the state.

Focus on designing CHW infrastructure and systems rather than skill building.

The long-term goal of the CHW Symposium is to help reduce health disparities and increase access to care through CHWs in Kansas.

ACHI 2020 National Conference

Date:  June 15-17, 2020
Location:  Cleveland, OH
Cost:  N/A

The Association for Community Health Improvement’s National Conference convenes over 700 population and community health professionals to learn from experts and exchange the latest tools, approaches and ideas from the field. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, site visits, breakout and plenary sessions.


Florida Community Health Worker Coalition Summit

Date: September 10-11, 2020
Location: Orlando, Florida
Cost: N/A

Florida Community Health Worker Coalition is a statewide partnership dedicated to the support and promotion of the CHW profession through collaboration, training, advocacy and leadership development. The Summit is for CHWs/promotores de salud, outreach workers, allies, employers, insurers, clinical staff, academic centers, community organizations, state and local leaders from across the state. We hope to see you at our annual conference! For more information, please contact us at 850-888-2495 or via email at

Visión y Compromiso’s 18th Annual Conference

Date:  Oct. 1-3, 2020
Cost:  N/A

The goal of the conference is to create a space where experiences and ideas can be exchanged among promotores and other participants that foster the learning of new skills, knowledge and advocacy for our communities. The annual conference for promotores and community health workers is organized by Visión y Compromiso in collaboration with a planning committee that is comprised of promotores and other leaders in the community and organizations.  (More info to come)

2020 Community Health Institute & EXPO

Date:  Aug 30-Sept 1, 2020
Location:  San Diego, CA
Cost:  N/A

The NACHC Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO is the largest annual gathering of health center clinicians, executives, consumer board members, along with State/Regional Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks. The conference August 30-September 1, 2020 is scheduled to kick off in San Diego, CA, at a time when health centers are charting a new course in a rapidly changing health environment and being called upon to assume a larger role in the nation’s health care system.

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence

Date:  Oct.24-28, 2020
Location:  San Francisco, CA
Cost:  N/A

Violence and the threat of violence limit the ability of individuals, families and communities to have healthy, whole lives. Yet research and practice have demonstrated violence is not inevitable and can be prevented. Public health must work with other sectors to prevent violence in all of its forms and across the lifespan. Using a public health approach, we can address the structures and root causes that contribute to this burden and work to change these underlying conditions in homes, schools and communities. We must continue to implement prevention efforts that help provide the opportunity for all to live their lives to their greatest potential.

14th Annual CHW Conference – Houston, TX

Date:  2020
Location:  Houston, TX
Cost:  N/A

The Texas Gulf Coast CHW/Promotors Association (TGCCPA) is a nonprofit association with a mission to meet the needs of the diverse CHW workforce throughout the Texas gulf coast by improving communication, providing access to resources, and improving job opportunities.  The TGCCPA has established chapters of the association to accommodate CHWs in various metropolitan areas. Who Should Attend: Community Health Workers / Promotores de Salud; CHW Instructors; Prospective CHW Employers; Community-based organization representatives.  CEUs: Combination of DSHS-certified and non-certified CHW and CHW-I CEUs.  Check back regularly for updates!