National CHW Survey

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Data for Action: NACHW National CHW Survey to Advance CHW Professional Identity, Leadership and Capacity (4-Part Series)

As part of the Johnson & Johnson Our Race to Health Equity initiative to eradicate racial and social injustice, this engaging 4-part series centered upon findings from the National survey launched in 2021 with a snapshot of 867 CHWs represented across each CHW title, region, sector, race/ethnicity identities, and values. The series strengthened our call to action to unify, gain and build recognition for the CHW professional identity! You can watch the recordings of the series by clicking the links below! 

Looking for more detail, such as methodology and full results? Consult the linked infographics below each session’s link. 

NOTE: This page is available in Spanish! Click the flag button at the bottom left of the page and select Spanish to change the text language.

Why Watch the Webinars?

  • Viewers will learn about the CHW profession, and how it is an umbrella term to describe community health representatives, promotores, aunties, outreach workers, peers and dozens of different workers. Viewers will be equipped with data to advance the industry’s professional identity and fully understand the experiences of CHWs.
  • Viewers will be able to integrate and leverage survey findings and infographics individually and collectively into daily pursuits of reversing harmful practices and barriers to leadership advancement and sustainability.
  • CHWs and CHW allies will strengthen their capacity to combine data & story narratives within leadership and self-determination of CHW roles. They will strengthen their capacity to advocate and broker equitable, transparent policies in the spaces and positions they are in with regard to the CHW profession.

View the video below to hear from our CHW Leaders about their goals for the webinars and information on their relevant section of the survey results! 

National CHW Survey Report

NACHW CHWs are proud to announce our upcoming final publication of the National CHW Survey Report. Join us on a journey of exploration in the CHW workforce through this 84 page interactive report – the more you click, the more you learn! Deep dive into many of the resources NACHW has to offer, and don’t forget to grab your free PDF printable infographics of all the highlights from this report, linked above.

About the Advance CHWs Project

The NACHW Advance CHWs Project began in 2021 – funded by Johnson & Johnson, its goal is to advance the national professional identity, policy leadership and organizational capacity of community health workers (CHWs). CHW is used as an umbrella term to describe community health representatives, promotores, aunties, outreach workers, peers and dozens of different workers. CHWs are a diverse, capable, proven, frontline public health workforce, whose trust and cultural alignment with marginalized communities facilitates their roles as community educators, capacity builders, advocates, and liaisons between under-resourced communities and health and social services systems (APHA, 2014).

CHWs’ integration within medical, public health and social service initiatives are essential to eradicate racial and social injustice and health inequities disproportionately experienced by people of color. This data should be used for action to reverse harmful practices and barriers to CHW self-determination, leadership advancement and sustainability.

As part of the “Our Race to Health Equity” initiative, Johnson & Johnson is highlighting the voices of CHWs together with NACHW – we aspire to raise the profile of this profession to accomplish the goal of eradicating racial and social injustice as a public health threat for people of color.

The core values of the initiative are:

  • Empathy: Understanding the people we serve and the people who make up our communities of color in the U.S.
  • Care: Taking the scale of our organization and deploying our resources to support communities who are suffering from health inequities in the U.S.
  • Trust: Building lasting and meaningful partnerships and initiatives that demonstrate our commitment and overall resolve to be a trusted partner with communities of color in the U.S.

Johnson & Johnson, as part of their commitment to creating enduring alliances, would like to highlight the work of CHW leaders from the National Association of Community Health Workers.


Name: Danina Battle

Contact information (LinkedIn, Email): [email protected]

Home Organization: The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia INC

Activities & Proud Moments

Since its inception in 2019, NACHW has been fostering partnerships with CHRs across the country. Through our survey of hundreds of CHRs, we have compiled and made available some impactful data on CHRs nationally in our NACHW Spotlight on Community Health Representatives

Contact Us

For more information on the CHW Survey/Report and similar topics, please email NACHW’s leadership development manager Mikayla Trujillo at [email protected].