Welcome to the Traditional Health Worker (THW) Registry!

Learn more about the THW program

Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 410-180 defines community health workers, peer wellness specialists, Peer Support specialists, Doulas, and personal health navigators. Peer Support Specialists and Peer Wellness Specialists include four subtypes: Adult Mental Health, Adult Addiction, Family Support and Youth Support. For ease of translation, we have used "traditional health workers" to encompass all worker types.


To apply to become a THW, please submit your application and supporting documents via email to thw.program@odhsoha.oregon.gov.

Find A Traditional Health Worker

Use the online search to find and connect with a THW that meets your needs. Be sure to select both the certification type and subtype.

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