Education and Training for CHC Staff

Education and Training for CHC Staff

WACMHC provides a variety of educational programs to enhance the capacity of the Community Health Center workforce. We believe that a highly trained and skilled workforce is essential to provide high quality, high value patient care. Learn more about our programs below.

Our Programs

WACMHC currently offers the following 12 month core programs:

  • Medical Assistant – Certified (MA-C) with PCMH specialty
  • Medical Assistant+ -Cultural Liaison: Certified (MA-C+) with Medical Interpreter Certification & Cultural Competence Training
  • Registered Dental Assistant (DA)
  • Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)
  • Behavioral Health Coordinator – Mid-level BH training and coordinated care, team management (coming soon)

Participating CHCs provide one year of full-time employment and coaching for an apprentice; WACMHC provides supplemental online and in-person clinical instruction.

WACMHC also offers an array of modular on-line and in-person trainings, such as:

  • Motivational Interviewing & Health Coaching
  • Intro to Behavioral Health Integration (includes SBIRT & PHQ9 screening)
  • Health Literacy
  • Medical Interpretation
  • Cultural Competency Training
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Care Coordination & Team-Based Care

Contact Us

For more information or to suggest training topics, contact Aubre Lawless, Training and Education Program Manager, at 360.786.9722 x222 or .