NACHW Board Nominations Update

NACHW Board of Directors Nominations Update Thank you to everyone who either nominated a colleague or nominated themselves to serve on NACHW’s Board of Directors this upcoming year!  We received a number of worthy nominations and are working hard to put forth a slate for members to vote on in August at the NACHW Annual […]

The Forgotten Healers

By Denise O. Smith Carter G. Woodson was one of many African descendants in America to shatter racist Black inferiority stereotypes and confront the horrors of enslavement with intelligence, determination and vision. Fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Woodson received his doctorate from Harvard University and joined with other black scholars to found the Journal […]

The Fierce Urgency of Now

First celebrated in 1986, it would take more than a decade before all 50 states would observe a national holiday for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As the decades transition our national consciousness from lived experience to vague history, I often use this month to reflect upon what I don’t know about the […]

Milagrosa Seguinot, NACHW Ambassador

In December 2019, CT CHW President and NACHW Ambassador Milagrosa Seguinot became the first CHW to be certified by the State of CT Department of Public Health. I have known Mrs. Seguinot for over a decade. Over this period, I have watched her progress, learned from her expertise and praised her poise, clarity and patient […]


NACHW FAQS 2020 WHAT IS NACHW? The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) is a national professional organization. Our members are Community Health Workers (CHWS) and our Allies and Supporters.   CAN I BECOME A MEMBER? Yes, Membership opportunities are open to individual CHWs, allies and supporters and CHW Networks/Associations and ally/supporter organizations. Member […]

Results of National Survey of CHW Networks

With funding support from Sanofi US and Boston University School of Social Work, Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, NACHW Board Treasurer Geoff Wilkinson and authors report on the methodology and findings from a survey collect basic information about local, state, and regional CHW membership organizations in the United States and to inform […]

National Association of Community Health Workers appoints Denise Octavia Smith as Founding Executive Director

Denise Octavia Smith was announced as the founding Executive Director for the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW), a groundbreaking national organization promoting the collective voice and professional advancement of the Community Health Workers (CHW) workforce and transforming the health and well being of our communities. The announcement was made at the American Public […]