NACHW Committees

Get to Know our Committees 

The NACHW Board of Directors committees are actively engaged with work to advance the mission of NACHW. The committees include: policy, workforce development, nominating, development and executive committee. Several committees are open to NACHW members and will issue calls for applications when they have openings. Each committee’s purpose and goals are listed below: 




Coming soon in 2022! The Workforce Committee convenes CHWs and CHW-workforce stakeholders to facilitate the exchange of resources, ideas, and models around education, capacity, and infrastructure building, economic development/sustainability models.


  • By February 2022, establish a strong and diverse CHW Workforce Development committee with CHW and ally representation from across the country
  • By April 2022, compile and analyze existing NACHW CHW and CHW network feedback on priority needs for workforce development to guide internal committee activities
  • Beginning April 2022, develop ongoing capacity building and resources to CHW workforce through NACHW’s digital channels and regular Network/Association meetings
  • Beginning June 2022, compile CHW workforce best practices to advance adoption across employers and training centers



The Committee’s mission is to engage and organize members who will work to analyze, respond to, and help shape public policy at the national, state and local level related to the Community Health Worker profession.


  • Collaborate with NACHW staff to; identify policy-related roles, duties, and responsibilities of NACHW staff and the policy committee in order to maximize our collective impact.
  • By April 2022, develop additional procedures to engage CHWs, including NACHW members and the broad CHW community, via multiple platforms in all aspects of NACHW policy development beyond quarterly policy calls.
  • By June 2022, develop and pilot a process for creating policy statements intended for use by NACHW stakeholders that address NACHW member-identified policy priority areas.
  • Ensure majority CHW leadership in all aspects of NACHW Policy Committee activities.


The Development Committee’s purpose is to support the NACHW Board and Executive Director in procuring the necessary financial resources to effectively carry out the work of the organization.


  • Engagement: By June, 2022, engage with three former and three potential new corporate sponsors for the purpose of assessing current sponsor benefits and enhancing sponsor relationships.
  • Capacity Building: By June, 2022, offer 2 capacity building sessions on development and fundraising to board and state networks.
  • Support strategic planning: By June, 2022 collaborate with the NACHW business development consultant and ED in the design of a long-term business plan, including current and future funding analyses, development of categorical funding goals, and projections for future development infrastructure needs.


The Nominating Committee is one of two standing committees established under NACHW’s bylaws. It is composed and appointed by members of the Board of Directors. Its primary function is to recruit the best qualified candidates for board membership. It may also be charged to manage recruitment of senior staff leadership.


  • Will cooperate in implementing Board decisions based on the ad hoc committee’s recommendations to expand NC membership.
  • Will recruit, vet, and recommend nominees for open positions on the NACHW Board of Directors.
  • Will serve as the lead/coordinators for the BoD election portion of the Annual Meeting.
  • Will create a sub-committee to develop processes and help manage the nomination and election of BoD officers and Executive Committee members as appropriate, based on Board decisions.
  • Will develop, review, and revise the new board member orientation packets, and implement orientation.


The Executive Committee’s purpose it to address issues that arise within the Board of Directors, provide capacity building to committee chairs, provide organizational oversight, and respond to board concerns. 


  • Ensure that committees maintain active involvement among members
  • Support committees to track and achieve goals
  • Lead Executive Director performance review
  • Continue board development through opportunities for teambuilding and open dialogue.