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In Memoriam: Naomi Cottoms

It is with great sadness that NACHW mourns the loss of Naomi Cottoms, beloved friend, colleague, and member of the NACHW founder’s circle. Naomi was a prolific leader in the community and public health space. A CHW through and through, her impact will be felt for decades to come, and she will be greatly missed.  […]

Sen. Casey Introduces Legislation to Support CHWs, Improve Health Outcomes

Casey Introduces Legislation to Support Community Health Workers, Improve Health Outcomes PUBLISHED: MARCH 07, 2024   Bill strengthens community health workers’ ability to meet local needs and promotes inclusion of community health workers in state-run Medicaid programs   Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Community Health Worker Access Act to improve local health workers’ […]

Resolution introduced in Congress designating the week of August 28 – September 1, 2023, as National CHW Awareness Week

(September 29, 2023) WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Senator Bob Casey, Jr., and Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. introduced a resolution designating the week of August 28 – September 1 as “National Community Health Worker Awareness Week.” U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Kirsten Gillibrand, Mazie Hirono, and Alex Padilla co-sponsored the resolution in the Senate. “I am […]

NACHW, Partners in Health, and National CHW and Promotora Organizations Gather for Historic Congressional and Capitol Hill Visits in Washington, D.C.

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 […]

NEW APHA Policy: Community Health Workers Advancing Equity & Violence Prevention

(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 […]

Recommendations for Federal and State COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Equity

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 Response to CMS Medicare Advantage program and Medicare Part B Payment for Services Involving Community Health Workers (CHWs)

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 […]

2021 NACHW Board of Directors Candidates

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! […]