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Iowa Community Health Worker Certification

Welcome to the Iowa Community Health Worker Certification page on the NCHW™ Registry. Here, you’ll find valuable information regarding certification requirements in Iowa, where a formal certification process is not required  for Community Health Workers (CHWs). This section also provides guidance on training resources, scholarship opportunities, and links to related associations.

State Certification Information

No Certifying Body

In Iowa, Community Health Workers (CHWs) are integral members of the healthcare team, working on the front lines to bridge the gap between communities and the healthcare system. CHWs in Iowa are known for their grassroots connection to the communities they serve, providing essential services that include health education, outreach, and social support.

The NCHW™ Registry recognizes the importance of these professional development opportunities and aims to connect Iowa CHWs with premier training options.

CHW Association

At this time, there is no Iowa Community Health Worker Association. However, CHWs and stakeholders in Iowa are encouraged to connect with national CHW organizations and the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium for support, advocacy, and professional development opportunities.

Medicaid Reimbursement

CHWs in Iowa work in a variety of settings, including community-based organizations, health care facilities, and public health agencies. While direct reimbursement policies for CHW services through Medicaid or other insurers may vary, there is growing recognition of the value CHWs bring to the healthcare system in Iowa.

Training Resources

In Iowa, while there is no state-mandated certification for Community Health Workers (CHWs), professional development and training are highly encouraged to ensure that CHWs have the skills and knowledge to effectively serve their communities. The NCHW™ Registry recommends engaging with one of our esteemed training partners, known for their excellence in educational programs and dedication to CHW professional development.

Each of our partners offers a curriculum that is tailored to enhance the abilities of CHWs in a variety of settings, whether it be through community outreach, health education, or patient navigation. By participating in these training programs, CHWs in Iowa can expect to gain a well-rounded skill set that will serve them well in their vital roles within the community health landscape.


Everyday Life provides comprehensive educational programs designed to equip CHWs with the necessary skills to excel in their roles and to foster community well-being.


Scholarship Opportunities

While we strive to update this page with scholarship information as it becomes available, we encourage CHWs and aspiring CHWs to reach out to us for the latest opportunities that can support their educational journey. 


If you represent a training program, association, or another entity interested in collaborating with the NCHW Registry to support CHWs in Iowa, please consider becoming a partner.

Get Involved

This page reflects the most recent information available at the time of its last update. However, with the dynamic nature of certification developments and resources, we invite you to contribute to keeping our content current.

If you have additional information or updates regarding CHW certification in Iowa, or if you would like to partner with the NCHW Registry, we welcome your input and collaboration. 

Connect with Us

For questions or assistance related to CHW certification in Iowa, please reach out to us at We’re here to help you on your path to becoming a certified CHW.

Community Health Worker Certification is a vital step toward making a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities in our state. We look forward to supporting you on your journey.