Models

Midwest

Indiana CHW Association

http://www.inchwa.org/chw-scope-of-practice

 

Purpose: Provide sources of information to the community, provide education, and enhance the healthcare system.

Services/Info:

  • Enhance access and coordinated client/patient-centered care
  • Support client/patient engagement in care
  • Facilitate cultural brokering
  • Case management
  • Teaching
  • Support community mobilization and advocacy

 

Ohio CHW Association

no website available at this time

 

Purpose: Provide a comprehensive link to community resources through family-based services.

Services/Info:

  • Counties grouped into regions for CHWs
  • Applications to apply to be a CHW

 

New England

Massachusetts Association of CHWs

http://www.machw.org/

 

Purpose: Strengthen the professional identity of CHWs, foster leadership, and promote integration of CHWs into the healthcare, public health, and human services workforce

Services/Info:

  • Job opportunities
  • Education and training
  • Policy (local, state, employer)
  • 1-day forums
  • Conferences

 

West Virginia CHW Network

http://www.futurewv.org/community_health

 

Purpose: Aims to build the capacity of rural community-based organizations to develop sustainable health education and promotion programs based on the CHW model.

Services/Info:

  • Provides partners technical assistance in:
  • Project Planning
  • Budgeting & Marketing
  • Partnership Development
  • Evaluation
  • Fundraising
  • CHW best practices

 

South

Texas Gulf Coast CHW Association

http://chwtexas.org/

 

Purpose: Bringing together area services providers, CHWs, and continuing education opportunities.

Services/Info:

  • Training and Education
  • Career opportunities
  • Annual summit

 

Arkansas CHW Association

http://www.archwa.org/

 

Purpose:  Provide training, continuing education, and career advancement,  advocate for steady and reliable funding, increase awareness of CHWs, and convene CHWs from across the state.

Services/Info:

  • Annual Summit
  • Education and Training
  • Recruitment
  • Development networking across the state
  • Research on CHWs
  • Programs with funders and roles within those programs

 

West

California Association of CHW

http://www.cachw.org/about-us/

 

Purpose: Increasing access to care, reducing costs, promoting happy, healthy, communities.

Services/Info:

  • How to recruit and train
  • Forming relationships with community partners
  • Research, Policy Analysis
  • Model programs (IEHP)

 

CHWs of Nevada

http://chwnv.org/

 

Purpose: Bridge between communities and the traditional health care and human service systems.

Services/Info:

  • CDC resources (CHW handbook and toolkits)
  • Job opportunities
  • Education and Training  
  • Policy Development