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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’ […]

Auto Renewal of MemberClicks!

NACHW is excited to announce that we’ve rolled out handy new features on our member’s platform, MemberClicks. The new auto-renewal option will automatically renew your membership using a saved payment method once your expiration date is reached. Auto-renewal is optional: if you chose not to turn it on, you can instead renew your membership manually using our other […]

CHWs’ Perspectives on the Impact of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Unwinding

The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) surveyed Community Health Workers across the nation and sector to understand their experiences with the unwinding of the COVID-19 public health emergency in the United States that began in May 11, 2023. Four-hundred eighty-six Community Health Workers (CHWs) completed the survey. CHWs is an umbrella term and […]

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 […]

The Minority Health Consultants’ Aspiring CHW Scholarship – Closing June 16th!

Minority Health Consultants, in partnership with NACHW is searching for 3 individuals with a desire to further their community advocacy commitment, to bring health equity to minority communities by taking a community health worker class or program (online or in your state). The purpose of this scholarship is to further the community health worker field […]

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 […]

NACHW Board of Directors Nominations

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS  Thank you for your interest in serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW).  NACHW will hold its election for the Board of Directors at the 2023 Unity Conference & Annual meeting.  All NACHW members in good standing at the time of application are eligible for […]