APHA Community Health Worker Section

Chicago,  IL 
United States
  • Booth: 217

Welcome! Thanks for visiting the CHW Section booth!

The Community Health Worker (CHW) Section seeks to promote the community's development of the role of Community Health Workers (including Promotores de Salud, Community Health Representatives, Community Health Advisors, and related titles) and provides a forum to share resources and strategies. Learn more about us here: https://www.apha.org/apha-communities/member-sections/community-health-workers

 What is a CHW?

The CHW Section has adopted the following definition of a community health worker: A community health worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

What do CHWs do?

A CHW also builds 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.


APHA CHW Section Overview

 Show Specials

  • APHA CHW Section Social Hour

    Please join the APHA CHW Section for an evening of virtual socializing and networking.

    Monday, Oct 25, 2021 6:00-7:30 PM Mountain Time

    Register here: https://apha.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqf-uvrTopGdbX0aGmO4t88UuHIQLXSg4f

    APHA CHW Section In-Person Meet n’ Greet *not on Confex Agenda/Schedule

    Come meet Section Leadership in-person and learn more about out how to get involved/join leadership! All APHA CHW Section Members will also receive a lapel pin just for stopping by!

    Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 3:00 PM -5:00 PM Mountain Time

    Location: Colorado Convention Center, TBD mark your calendar now - stay tuned for future details!

    APHA CHW Section Open Business Meeting

    This meeting is completely OPEN to all. Meet the APHA CHW Section leadership and find out how to get involved. We have several leadership positions open!

    Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 6:00 PM -8:00 PM Mountain Time

    Register here: https://apha.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctd-CprzgvGNLUC5J2HYOlmlnoYpGpKyTU

    Annual Meeting Resources


  • Visitor CHW T-Shirt Giveway!
    Enter to win one of these colorful statement T-shirts to show you are a CHW!...

  • Hello,

    Thanks for visiting our visiting the APHA CHW Seciton's virtual booth (#217).  In appreciation of you stopping by, if you leave us your info - you will automatically be entered to win  of these colorful statement T-shirts represent as a CHW in your city!!!!!

    Be sure to enter your name, email, phone number, T-shirt size, and preferred color (red, yellow, blue, pink, or black).  Winners will be notified by November 12th. 

    Thanks again for visiting us!

    - APHA CHW Seciton Planning & Leadership Team

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