The OFFICIAL LAUNCH of NACHW will take place during the Unity 2019 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 14-17. This is where NACHW will actually BEGIN! It will be a major national celebration! More details will be available soon. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us for this historic event. Please mark your calendars! For those who are unable to attend in person, we hope to have video available to engage with as many people as possible from across the country. Plan to join us in celebration!
Other News & Updates
CHW Membership Organization Survey
NACHW conducted a national survey of CHW membership organizations in 2018. These membership organizations – who go by many names, including association, network, and alliance – are key stakeholders in NACHW’s future work. We are excited to share this with you and welcome your feedback and insights on the data. Download the report: Report – Results of a national survey of CHW membership organizations for Dissemination
Washington, DC Announcement Reception
NACHW’s board met with various leaders of national organizations and federal agencies in Washington, DC on October 22, 2018 for a brief networking and fundraising reception. During this reception, board members formally announced NACHW’s April 2019 launch and discussed our initial plans, principles and priorities. The board also asked for support for our official Launch next year and has begun fundraising for NACHW’s future sustainability.
NACHW Strategic Planning
Over the past year, NACHW’s board has worked to develop a strategic plan. This process has been challenging, but we are excited to share progress soon.
Over the past few months, NACHW’s board retained the services of an attorney to assist with incorporation. Our goal is to be incorporated by the end of this year.
The board recently hired a Web developer to build NACHW’s website, including an online member portal and resource library. An interim website has launched this Fall. Until the site is launched, all are welcome to like our Facebook page.
Next Steps for CHW and CHW Network Engagement
Before launch, NACHW will release various opportunities for CHW engagement. Our success will depend on engagement and leadership from CHWs, for CHWs. We have heard from many of you about your desire to become involved. Please watch for notices about upcoming webinars that will detail our efforts to date and describe opportunities for you to get involved.