CHW NPA Caucus

CHWs are front line public health workers who have a strong understanding of communities they serve. This trusting relationship enables CHWs to serve as liaisons, links and intermediaries between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. CHWs also build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self sufficiency through a range of activities, such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

RHECs I, V, IX and X embraced this concept and identified CHWs as one of their priority areas. Members of the four RHECs formed an ad hoc workgroup and later established a formal cross-RHEC CHW Committee to discuss national CHW efforts and identify opportunities for collaboration. RHEC members are expected to collaborate with CHWs and/or CHW stakeholders.

Publications & Resources

Recent Announcements

  • ASTHO Webinar: Integrating Health Equity into Funding Opportunity Announcements Date: Tuesday, February 20 Time: 2 p.m.–3 p.m. EST The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), with support from the HHS Office of Minority Health ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:21 AM by Tech Support
  • Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council Releases Three Community Health Workers’ Information Briefs The Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council released three information briefs addressing Community Health Workers as frontline service providers who serve to bridge formal health systems. The Community Health ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:01 AM by Tech Support
  • Unity 2016 Conference Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and Improving Outcomes Atlanta, Georgia | July 17-20, 2016  About the Conference: The Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO) at The ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:02 AM by Tech Support
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