Community Health Worker Capacity Building

January 2021
 - December 2021
National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW)

The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) builds individual and organizational leadership capacity to advance strategies, policies, and programs that center community voice, advance community health worker (CHW) professional values and roles, and drive health system innovation and sustainable change. NACHW provides technical assistance and collaborative opportunities among state and regional CHW networks and associations, state health departments, offices of minority health, and national health disparity and equity partners. NACHW is also a national clearinghouse for CHW policy and conducts and disseminates workforce assessments and research, represents the workforce in policy development and advocacy, convenes conferences, and provides training.

This grant supported NACHW to understand the needs and approaches of national public health organizations for recruiting, training, and integrating CHW staff; offer best practice tools and policies that respect, protect, and partner with authentic community health workers and CHW-led organizations; and facilitate partnerships with states and CHW-led organizations in response to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding opportunities.

Additional Projects

Employer Sponsored Community Health Workers: A Novel Model for Improving Health and Wellbeing Among Low-Income and Minority Populations


Coming Together to Fund a Transformed and Just Maternity Care System


Doulas and Perinatal CHWs in Medicaid: A Learning Series on Leveraging Community-Based Support Services in Medicaid


Birth Equity Catalyst Project


Standards for States to Mobilize Community Health Workers


Strengthening Citywide Data Infrastructure to Benefit Pregnant and Postpartum Women