MiCHWA Membership Benefits

MiCHWA was looking to enhance our membership by creating a membership benefits package for our Community Health Workers! We hoped to achieve this by partnering with local, regional, and national businesses to provide discounts and coupons on a variety of things. Our 2021-2022 MiCHWA Intern, Bethany Shay, created a survey to get a better understanding of the wants and needs of our CHWs.

Thanks to her tireless efforts, we are proud to announce a new partnership with the Detroit Zoo and Working Advantage to provide our CHW's with great membership prices and discounts.

*To learn more about these perks or project please email us at info@michwa.org*

Current Benefits Received


Build a CHW Profile.

Network with CHWs.

Search for job opportunities.

Manage continuing education opportunities.

Enrollment in trainings and events.

Explore CHW-related resources.

Explanation of Benefit

Create a profile in MiCHWA’s registry that employers and other CHWs can view and connect with.

Connect with local and regional CHWs and build partnering relationships with one another through the workgroups.

Find employers who are looking for CHWs, specifically MiCHWA certified.

Be up-to-date on CEU opportunities, access webinars for CEUs, and re-certify your MiCHWA certification.

Priority enrollment in webinars and trainings, many of these trainings offer CEUs.

Access to newsletters and CHW resources that will enhance your CHW career.

New Membership Benefits


Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067

*Benefit can be accessed at actual location*

Working Advantage

*Benefit can be accessed online*


Discounts on admission tickets.

Discounts on a variety of items: entertainment, travel, self-care, financial care, shopping.

Phone Number/Website

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CHW Content


Diabetes Management: How Lifestyle, Daily Routine Affect Blood Sugar

Diabetes Prevention: 5 Tips for Taking Control

CDC"s National Diabetes Prevention Program

CDC's Prevent High Blood Pressure

Mayo Clinic's High Blood Cholesterol Education

Mayo Clinic's Overview of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Preventing High Cholesterol

Cost-Effectiveness of a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Intervention Led by Community Health Workers and Peer Leaders: Projections From the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Detroit Trial


Diabetes and Covid-19 Resources

Coronavirus Disease 2019 - Toolkit for Worker Safety and Support

3 Powerful Communication Skills That Build Rapport

12 Skills You Need To Build a CHW Career

National DPP Community Health Worker Promotion Kit

CHWs are Unsung Heroes During Covid-19 Pandemic - Spectrum Health

Biden Proposes Investment in Caregiving Community Amid Pandemic


Covid-19 Resources for Community Health Workers, Community Health Representatives, and Promotores de la Salud

Yoga 102 for CHWs: Spinal Health

MiCHWA Resource List

CHW Impact on Breast Cancer Fact Sheet

CHW Impact on Cervical Cancer Fact Sheet

CHW Impact on Colorectal Cancer Fact Sheet

CHW Impact on Diabetes Fact Sheet

CHW Impact on Hypertension Fact Sheet

CHW Impact on Lung Cancer Fact Sheet

CHW Impact on Pre-Diabetes Fact Sheet

CHW Impact on Obesity Fact Sheet

Getting to Know High Blood Pressure and High Blood Cholesterol: A Guide for Community Health Workers

About Heart Disease

Promotora Guide: How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol

Diabetes Publications and Resources: Stories to Reach, Teach and Heal

Podcast:  The In-Between People: Community Health Workers in the Circle of Care

Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Resources for Community Health Workers

Cardiovascular Disease: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers

Cardiovascular Disease: Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control

A Community Health Worker Training Resource for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke

Promotora Guide: How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol

CDC: Coordinated Approaches to Strengthen State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke

Michigan Million Hearts – MDHHS

MDHHS Primary Care and Public Health Web Page

Cholesterol Comic Books and Community Health Worker Guide - English and Spanish

Effectiveness of Community Health Workers in the Care of Persons with Diabetes

Local Diabetes Support and Education Service Providers

National Diabetes Prevention Programs Community Health Worker Promotion Toolkit

Taking Care of Youth Who Have Diabetes  

Diabetes Partners in Action Coalition Resource

2016 and Earlier

Community Health Workers 101

CHW Roles Factsheet

Grants and Partnerships

2017 - Current