Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Community Health Worker Conference

Each year, the Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention Unit hosts the Community Health Worker Conference. This conference is for community health workers from across the state to come together to learn new skills, support and empower each other, and showcase their own successes.

Thank you to the over 440 attendees for helping make the 2018 Community Health Worker Conference such a success!

The 2018 agenda, Resource Wall (PDF), and session presentation slides are now available until next year's conference.

Keynote Speakers

Challenging Conversations

Partnering for Success

Client Support Resources

Cultural Diversity

Fostering Healthy Lifestyle

Relaxation & Wellness

You can also watch the highlight videos from the 2016 and 2017 conferences below.


The Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention Unit offers in person trainings for healthcare professionals including clinic staff, community health workers, community organizations (such as churches and fitness clubs), employee wellness groups, and public health professionals. Our team will come to your location, free of charge, and provide one of two trainings:

Each training is 2.5 hours long, available in English and Spanish, and can be adjusted to fit your group's needs. For more information or to schedule a training, please email diabetes@doh.wa.gov or call 360-236-3677.

To learn more about diabetes and heart health online learning modules for community health workers, visit the Community Health Worker Training System webpage.