Community Health Workers assist vulnerable community members in accessing the resources they need to be healthier by building bridges across healthcare, public health, and human services. The NH Community Health Worker Coalition was developed to support this vital role, as the workforce of Community Health Workers grows.
The purpose of a NH Community Health Workers Coalition is to bring together Community Health Workers, along with supportive health professionals, stakeholders, and community leaders, to
- Promote CHWs as vital members of the healthcare and social service team
- Leverage opportunities to educate stakeholders about CHW model
- Advocate for healthcare policy changes that advance the sustainability of CHW programs
Coalition membership is free! And there are already 85 members. Members benefit through quarterly meetings, access to the NH CHW Coalition Basecamp pages, and a monthly newsletter.
The Coalition is supported by both the Northern and Southern AHECs (Area Health Education Center) and the NH Department of Health and Human Services.