Community Health Worker Workforce
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According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline public health and social workers placed in communities where they’re trusted members of. The close and trusting relationship enables CHWs to serve as a liaison between health providers and communities, and facilitate the access to healthcare, cultural competence of service delivery, and the community’s overall health knowledge and literacy.


Community health workers (CHWs) are considered, but not limited to, community health aides, outreach workers, promotores de salud, peer health educators, and lay health advisors. CHWs play a vital role in the health care workforce.


NWRPCA provides coordinated trainings and peer networking opportunities for CHWs, technical support for grants focused on CHW interventions, education to state and federal officials about the roles and impact of CHWs, and CHW-focused sessions at the annual Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health.


NWRPCA leverages its partnerships for much of the work with and for CHWs and CHCs both regionally and nationally. These include... (list all the NCAs we work with + other entities in this arena).


Can add photos of Western Forum, other CHW-oriented activities


Content to emphasize the workforce angle for CHWs - "integral to care teams..."

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