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CHW Project Sites Gather at Unity Conference 2019

Community Health Workers (CHWs) from all over the United States and abroad gathered from April 14th-17th for the annual Unity conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... More

Webinar Recording: Improving Linkage and Retention in HIV Care: Insights from Community Health Workers

In this webinar, participants will learn about the role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) and how they serve as an integral part of the HIV health care system from CHWs at two RWHAP (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program) in the United States. CHWs will share real-world examples of their work in RWHAP programs. Download the slide deck (PDF)... More

National Association of Community Health Workers Launches at Unity Conference 2019

On Monday, April 15, 2019, the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) officially launched at the Unity Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The organization aims to unify the voices of community health workers (CHWs) and strengthen the profession’s capacity to promote healthy communities. NACHW grew out of a partnership between Sanofi US, CHW leaders and allies, and Boston University School of Social Work’s Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, and builds upon...... More

Unpacking a Client’s Past to Move Forward: A Community Health Worker Intervention Story

Dan,* a veteran living with HIV in Fort Myers, Florida, was one of The McGregor Clinic’s more difficult cases. He did not regularly take the medication needed to keep his HIV suppressed. His doctors, nurses, case manager, and his girlfriend had been frustrated with his behavior for years. They all told him that if he didn’t take his medicine, he could die. Dan didn’t seem to care. Dan was then referred to Shala Perla, a...... More

Words of Wisdom from Community Health Workers on Developing and Sustaining a Program

What does it take to be an effective Community Health Worker (CHW)? How can health organizations seeking to improve their outreach to marginalized communities...... More