MiCHWA Community Health Worker Registry
MiCHWA’s CHW Registry will become a statewide database of CHWs in Michigan. It is also a the mechanism through which MiCHWA recognizes that CHWs have met requirements for future CHW certification, based on the eight MiCHWA Core Competencies. The State of Michigan does not currently recognize CHW certification, but MiCHWA is working alongside state partners and key stakeholders throughout the state to identify policy and procedures for CHW certification.
CHWs, employers, and MiCHWA-trained CHW Instructors will have the option to create profiles on the registry by becoming members of MiCHWA. All CHWs seeking recognition and approval through MiCHWA will be required to join the registry. CHWs not seeking MiCHWA-approval or future certification are also welcome to join as a MiCHWA member and gain access to the registry. All registry profiles will be private and protected by password. Information can only be made viewable to other registry participants if the CHW or employer chooses to make their profile viewable. Profiles will not be viewable to people outside the registry.
For more information about the MiCHWA CHW Registry and features of the registry, please download the MiCHWA Registry Benefits and Overview document.
For more information about MiCHWA CHW Certificates, MiCHWA-approval processes (training and gradnparenting), and future CHW Certification, please download MiCHWA CHW Certificate and Certification Overview. Being MiCHWA-approved for future certification, as recognized by the State of Michigan, means that you have met the MiCHWA CHW education and training standards. To date, payment and employment are not yet tied to certification status and CHW certification is not recognized by the state of Michigan.
Detailed instructions for the CHW grandparenting application can be found here: MiCHWA CHW Grandparenting Instructions
Please see the MiCHWA CHW Registry Guide or recorded webinars (see below) for more details on how to create a MiCHWA CHW Registry account and use the different features available.