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 includes community health representatives, promotores, peers and other workforce members who are frontline public health professionals that share life experience, trust, compassion, cultural and value alignment with the communities where they live and serve.

This infographic provides an aggregated snapshot of our findings and promotes a call to action for public and private institutions and allies to partner with and fund CHWs and their organizations to protect communities who experience social and health vulnerabilities, to strengthen the public health workforce.

View the full report here!