Community Health Workers united nationally to support communities in achieving health, equity and social justice.



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Our Mission

To unify the voices of the community health workers and strengthen the profession’s capacity to promote healthy communities.

Our Values

Self-empowerment

Self-empowerment

Promoting self-actualization and self-advocacy among community health workers.

Social Justice & Equity

Social Justice & Equity

Ensuring fair treatment, access, opportunity advancement and outcomes for individuals and communities.

Self-determination

Self-determination

Promoting the efforts of the community health workers, and the communities in which they work to create a shared vision and direction for the future.

Dignity & Respect

Dignity & Respect

Building trusted relationships based on honoring the inherent value and contributions of every person irrespective of socioeconomic class, religion, race, national origin, language spoken, immigration status, abilities or disabilities, age, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression.

Unity

Unity

Encouraging collaboration among community health workers to promote a common professional identity regardless of job title or work-setting.

Integrity

Integrity

Promoting and nurturing the authenticity and character of the community health worker profession and promoting the contributions made by Community Health Workers toward eliminating health disparities and advancing.

We’re uniting community health workers to pursue health equity and social justice. Ready to join with us?

NACHW Events

Meet up with fellow community health workers at one of our upcoming events.

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August 18

Wrap Around Services: Emergency Responders & CHWs

In this webinar CHW Leader Gary Ringer will invite us into his role of being a 20+ year firefighter in the Detroit Metro area and his witness of how CHWs can work in collaboration with emergency responders to address social determinants of health and provide wrap-around services in the community as to promote the self-determination

August 24

CHR’s Serving Rural and Tribal Lands

CHW Leader Lorna Osterback will take us through a day in the life of CHR serving in the rural and tribal lands of Alaska. The audience will be walked through a strategic outlook on the needs of individuals in rural and tribal lands and how CHRs support their daily living needs despite the region’s limited

September 13

NACHW’s Focus On Diabetes Training

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) with support from VSP® Vision Care and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched the Focus on Diabetes™ (FOD) initiative to focus on the crucial role annual comprehensive eye exams play in the early detection, intervention, and prevention of eye disease and vision loss caused by diabetes. The ADA has partnered with

September 20

Capacitacion con Enfoque en la Diabetes ofrecido por NACHW

La Asociación Americana de Diabetes (or ADA) con el apoyo de VSP® (Vision Care and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.) ha lanzado la iniciativa “Enfoque en la Diabetes” (Focus on Diabetes ™) Esta iniciativa tiene como objetivo centrarse en el papel crucial que juegan los exámenes de vista anuales en la detección, intervención y prevención de enfermedades oculares y la pérdida de visión causadas por la diabetes. La ADA se ha asociado junto con NACHW para crear una capacitación sobre esta iniciativa y educar a los promotores/as sobre la diabetes y cómo esta se relaciona con la salud de la vista.

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