Engage With Us During National Public Health Week

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 […]

We're Hiring! COVID-19 Community Engagement Liaison

Community Health Workers are invited to submit a Letter of Interest by January 15th, 2020, in order to serve as one of NACHW’s COVID-19 Community Engagement Liaison (CEL), for the period of January – June 30th, 2021. Job description: The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) is a non-profit, membership organization of CHWs and […]

Contact Tracing Programs Have to Work with Local Communities to be Successful

Contact tracing programs have to work with local communities to be successful People won’t pick up the phone if they don’t trust the person on the other end By Nicole Wetsman  | Jun 10, 2020, 12:17pm EDT Tracking the spread of COVID-19 could help fight the pandemic — but a lot of people aren’t answering the […]

Racism and Health Care: What COVID-19 Has Exposed

Racism and Health Care: What COVID-19 Has Exposed By Frances G. Padilla Over the past few months, our systems have shown their true colors. Black people in the U.S.A. are dying at the hands of our health care system and justice system. Some are just beginning to realize these injustices, but many have been aware […]

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 […]