Sometimes, you have to take some time away from working on your own community health worker program to see what other people are doing with theirs.
And it’s also important to keep up on trends and make new connections. Luckily, you can do that at a conference.
This fall and winter are chock full of ways to learn about others successes, learn new skills and hear from other experts in the community health arena. Plus, you can meet up with contacts within community health.
Now’s the time to sit down with your schedule and find an event that looks interesting from the list below. We’ve organized it by chronological order so you can find a CHW-related event soon.
Community Health Worker Conferences in 2023
- NACHW Annual Conference
- Spectrum Health’s Community Health Workers: Connection to the Community
- 2023 Maternal and Child Health Equity Conference
- Community Health Institute (CHI) & Expo Conference
- 2023 Southeast Community Health Worker Network Summit
- Texas United: Overcoming Adversity Together
- 8th Annual 2023 KYACHW Conference
- Community Health Worker RI Conference 2023
- Pennsylvania’s Second Annual Community Health Worker Conference
- Rural Community Health Worker Conference
- 2nd Annual Ohio CHW Conference
- APHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo
- AONN 2023 Annual Conference
August 3-5, 2023
The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) Annual Conference is a premier gathering for community health workers, advocates, and professionals. This year’s event will feature engaging sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities, aiming to empower and educate attendees on the latest developments in community health work.
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Virtual via Microsoft Teams
In-person Networking Event: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Join the Spectrum Health’s Community Health Workers Conference to discuss the vital role Community Health Workers (CHWs) play in communities. Explore methods CHWs use to eliminate barriers for underserved populations and learn about the modernized CHW and how they are moving into their rightful position in society. The event offers 6.0 CHW Continuing Education Hours applied toward MiCHWA Certification Requirements.
August 25, 2023
Wichita State Metropolitan Complex, Wichita, KS
The 2023 Maternal and Child Health Equity Conference is a platform to discuss and address maternal and child health equity. Join the conference at the Wichita State Metropolitan Complex in Wichita, KS, to engage in discussions aimed at promoting equitable maternal and child health outcomes.
Conference: August 27-29, Committee Meetings: August 25-26
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
The Community Health Institute (CHI) & Expo Conference 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. Taking place in San Diego, CA, this conference explores health centers’ evolving roles in a changing healthcare environment and their expanding responsibilities in the nation’s healthcare system.
September 14, 2023
Hilton Charlotte Airport, 2800 Coliseum Centre Dr. Charlotte, NC 28217
The Southeast Community Health Worker Network Summit is a virtual gathering designed to connect community health workers, advocates, and leaders from the Southeastern United States. Participants will engage in informative sessions, discussions, and networking opportunities to enhance their skills and strengthen the impact of community health work in the region.
September 18-20, 2023
Texas (Specific location details to be announced)
Join the Texas Association of Promotores & Community Health Workers for the Texas United Conference. Network with fellow Texas CHWs and CHW Instructors, attend courses in English and Spanish, and earn up to 7 CEs. The conference focuses on overcoming challenges together.
September 21-22, 2023
Kentucky (Specific location details to be announced)
The 8th Annual 2023 KYACHW Conference is dedicated to bringing together community health workers in Kentucky. The conference aims to foster collaboration, share insights, and discuss the latest trends and developments in the field of community health work.
September 23, 2023
Warren Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond Street Providence, RI 02903
The Community Health Worker RI Conference 2023 is a dynamic event tailored for community health workers and stakeholders in Rhode Island. This conference aims to foster collaboration, share best practices, and address key issues affecting community health work in the state.
September 27-29, 2023
Wyndham Garden State College, 310 Elks Club Rd, Boalsburg, PA 16827
The Eastcentral and Northcentral PA AHEC offices are teaming up to host the Second Annual Community Health Worker Conference in Boalsburg. Over the course of three days, participants will engage in learning, collaboration, and networking opportunities. Join this conference to enhance your knowledge and connect with fellow community health workers.
September 29, 2023
Hampton Inn, 1019 Paul Bunyan Dr S., Bemidji, MN
The Rural Community Health Worker Conference is dedicated to addressing the unique challenges and opportunities faced by community health workers in rural settings. Attendees will have the chance to participate in workshops, discussions, and networking sessions focused on improving rural healthcare access and outcomes.
October 20, 2023
The Levee Event Center, 670 Harmon Avenue, Columbus, OH
Join the 2023 Community Health Workers Conference at The Ohio State University to explore innovative strategies, research, and practices in community health work. This conference offers a platform for participants to exchange knowledge, discuss challenges, and learn from experts in the field. Keynote speaker: Amy Acton, MD, MPH.
November 12-15, 2023
The APHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo is a platform to build public health capacity and address social and ethical challenges affecting national health. The conference aims to expand prevention efforts, tackle health disparities, and confront issues like communicable diseases, substance misuse, and climate change.
November 15-19, 2023
JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas or virtual
The AONN 2023 Annual Conference gathers oncology’s navigators, social workers, physicians, and administrators to collaborate and drive change in cancer care. Attendees will learn, share, and explore ways to accelerate progress in cancer navigation, making an impact in their institutions and the field.
CHW Core Competencies
Find out all about what the CHW Core Competencies are, CHW roles, CHW careers, how to cross-train your staff, and how to get state certifications for the CHWs on your team
As many events were transmitted online over the last few years, you may be able to access past editions of your top picks. Find the most recent editions below:
Top CHW Conferences of 2020 (Summer of 2020)
Top CHW Conferences of 2021 (2021)
Top CHW Conferences for Fall 2021 (Fall of 2021)
Top CHW Conferences for the Spring of 2022 (Winter of 2022)
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Set CHW Learning Goals
Hone in on the skills your team needs for a successful community health program and make an action plan with this guide.