Opportunities for Involvement

Become a Community Health Worker

The Washington State Department of Health offers a free, eight-week Community Health Worker training program. Community Health Workers serve as bridges between the community they represent and services. Learn more about this free training program.

Attend the Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities meetings

The Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities was established by the Washington State Legislature in 2006. The council provides recommendations to the Governor and Legislature to eliminate health disparities due to race, ethnicity or gender. Meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public. Check the website for dates, locations and agenda topics. Learn more about the Council and how to provide public testimony.

Contact Us

If you have a question about these opportunities, or an opportunity to add, please write us at equity@doh.wa.gov.

Join the COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Collaborative

The Collaborative is a space for members to:

  • Support COVID-19 vaccine planning and implementation efforts as guided by state and federal guidance.

  • Provide feedback on COVID-19 vaccine outreach efforts to ensure messaging is community-driven and builds vaccine confidence and trust within Washington communities.
  • Share COVID-19 vaccine updates and materials with their respective communities/sectors and other Collaborative members.

Learn more: Collaborative :: Washington State Department of Health