VALUES

Self-empowerment

Promoting self-actualization and self-advocacy among community health workers.

Self-determination

Promoting the efforts of community health workers, and the communities in which they work, to create a shared vision and direction for the future.

Social Justice and Equity

Ensuring fair treatment, access, opportunity, advancement and outcomes for individuals and communities.

Integrity

Protecting and nurturing the authenticity and character of the community health worker profession and promoting the contributions made by CHWs toward eliminating health disparities and advancing equity.

Dignity and Respect

Building trusted relationships based on honoring the inherent value and contributions of every person irrespective of socioeconomic class, religion, race, national origin, language spoken, immigration status, abilities or disabilities, age, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression.

Unity

Encouraging collaboration among community health workers to promote a common professional identity regardless of job title or work-setting.