Vision: Community health workers united nationally to support communities in achieving health, equity and social justice

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


NACHW Launch: Join us April 14-17, 2019!

NACHW will launch at this year’s Unity Conference, held April 14-17, 2019 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Early registration for Unity Conference ends December 28, 2018. All are welcome to join and register online at For questions, please contact Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson at

Esther M. Holderby Dedicated CHW Award

The Esther M. Holderby Dedicated CHW Award honors a mid-career (more than 5 years) community health worker (CHW) who has overcome personal adversity to promote health in his or her community. In addition to promoting health in his or her community, the recipient of the award will have advocated for funding or services needed in their community to promote health. The award was established in 2006, by James M. Holderby Jr. and Lisa Renee Holderby-Fox, to commemorate the late Esther M. Holderby. Ms. Holderby was a 25-year 4-time cancer survivor and most importantly, a dedicated CHW. Until her passing in July 2005, she educated men and women about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Esther was also a tireless advocate for increased funding for CHWs programs and early detection services. The award consists of a plaque and certificate, which will be awarded during the 2019 Unity Conference Reception.

Nominate someone today! Download nomination information here and the nomination form here.


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