By Denise Octavia Smith, CHW, PN, MBA, Angie Kuzma, CHW, MPH and Katherine Martinez, BS March 17, 2023| In response to unprecedented interest and momentum to integrate the Community Health Worker (CHW) profession into state and federal policies and initiatives, The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) and Partners in Health United States collaborated
(January 25, 2023) During the American Public Health Association (APHA) 150th anniversary conference on November 8, 2022, a new Community Health Worker (CHW) policy addressing equity and violence prevention was passed. Policy Number 20227: A Strategy to Address Racism and Violence as Public Health Priorities: Community Health Workers Advancing Equity & Violence Prevention, led by
How Federal and State Government Can Improve COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Equity and Build More Sustainable Public Health Infrastructure (October 12, 2022) Communities and organizations across the country have been critical partners for local, state, and national COVID-19 initiatives, working to educate people about covidtests.gov and help them order free tests. From January until August,
NACHW has responded to an RFI (Request For Information) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid on the Medicare Advantage program (CMS-4203-NC) and Medicare Part B Payment for Services Involving Community Health Workers (CHWs) (CMS-1770-P). NACHW has responded with recommendations that are informed by the experiences and input of our CHW members who are employed
At the NACHW Annual Meeting and Unity Conference on July 28-29, 2021, member attendees in good standing before or on July 16th, 2021 will participate in a vote for members of NACHW’s board of directors. Below are this year’s board candidates. Please take some time to get to know them, and vote at the conference!
Strengthening the Community Health Workforce Can Help Improve Healthcare Access for Communities of Color CHWs play a key role in connecting communities with healthcare in a trusted and culturally competent way—they need to be fully recognized and integrated into health systems. . The Johnson & Johnson Our Race to Health Equity platform, a $100 million commitment over
IN THIS ISSUE: – National Public Health Week Activities – NACHW Scavenger Hunt – CHWs & Pharmacists Response to COVID-19 – Webinar for CHW Employers – NACHW Board Elections – NACHW Policy Call – NACHW Policy Platform – NACHW Member Profiles – COVID Resiliency Network Updates – Health Leads: Vaccine Equity – Training: Agricultural Communities
During the first full week of April each year, communities across the United States observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. The theme this year is “Building Bridges to Better Health,” emphasizing the importance of coming together in
During National Public Health Week (April 5-11), NACHW will host a virtual scavenger hunt. Participants will search for clues on the NACHW website and submit them through the NACHW Connect page. From the participant pool, six names will be drawn at random and win a $30 Amazon gift card! Rules: You must be a member
Recording of the ABIM Foundation webinar featuring NACHW Executive Director, Denise Smith.