Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County

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(Adapted from http://state.1keydata.com/)



ARIZONA
Arizona Community Health Outreach Workers Network 

Kathleen Gilligan, Coordinator
Tel: (520) 705-8861
E-mail: azchow.network@gmail.com


CALIFORNIA

Health Initiative of The Americas (HIA)
http://hia.berkeley.edu/
http://hia.berkeley.edu/index.php?page=binational-promotoras-program
Binational Conferencia de Promotores 
Xóchitl Castañeda
(510) 643-1291

Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County
Carol West, CHW
Tel: (707) 763-3260 or (707) 481-7965 (mobile)
E-mail: carolwestchw@gmail.com
Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Health-Workers/254588313994?fref=ts

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation 
E-mail: events@esperanzacommunityhousing.org
Tel:(213) 748-7285
Lupe E. Gonzalez-Hernandez
Director of Health Programs
Email: 
lupe@esperanzacommunityhousing.org
Webpage: http://www.esperanzacommunityhousing.org/

Marin Promotor Initiative
Webpage: http://www.promotoresmarin.org/english/about.html
Alexandra Danino
Tel: (1(415) 454-8901

Vision y Compromiso: 
Community Health Worker/Promotoras Network
Maria Lemus, Executive Director
Tel: (510) 232-7869
E-mail: chwpromotoras@aol.com or mholl67174@aol.com

COLORADO
Community Research Education Awareness (CREA) Results
Denver, CO
Fernando Piñeda-Reyes BS
E-mail: Fernando@crearesults.org
Website: http://www.crearesults.org/

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Public Health Association
http://www.cpha.info/?page=ResourcesCHWState

FLORIDA 
REACH-Workers—The Community Health Workers of Tampa Bay 
Michelle Dublin, Chair
Tel: (727) 588-4018
E-mail: Michelle_Dublin@doh.state.fl.us

Florida Community Health Worker Coalition
Susan Fleming
E-mail: Susan_Fleming@doh.state.fl.us

GEORGIA
Georgia Community Health Advisor Network 
Gail McCray
Tel: (404) 752-1645
E-mail: gmccray@msm.edu

Delta Health Alliance
Mississippi Delta
Lorene Delaney, Community Health Worker
http://www.deltahealthalliance.org/about-dha/staff/


ILLINOIS 
Chicago CHW Local Network 
Laura Bahena
Tel: (312) 878-7015

INDIANA
Community Health Worker Coalition
JoBeth McCarthy-Jean
E-mail: JMccarthy-Jean@isdh.in.gov
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndianaCHW

LOUISIANA
Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network (LACHON)
Ashley Wennerstrom
Tel: 504 988-4007
Kristina Gibson
Tel: (504) 523-6221, ext.172.
E-mail: lachws@gmail.com 
Facebook Page
Twitter handle: @LACHON1

MARYLAND
Community Outreach Workers Association of Maryland, Inc.
Carol Payne
Tel: (410) 664-6949
E-mail: carol.b.payne@hud.gov 

University of Maryland-  Maryland Center for Health Equity
Stephen Thomas Ph.D
Tel: (301) 405-8859
http://www.healthequity.umd.edu/directors_page.asp

MASSACHUSETTS 
Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers  
Lisa Renee Holderby-Fox, Executive Director
Tel: (508) 756-6676, ext. 23
E-mail: lrfox@machw.org

MICHIGAN
Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance
Katie Mitchell
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109-1106 
E-mail: mitchkl@umich.edu

MINNESOTA
Minnesota CHW Peer Network
Comfort Dondo-Dewey, Co-Chair
E-mail: cdondo@porticohealthnet.org
Sophia London, Co-Chair
E-mail: Sophia.London@hcmed.org

The Minnesota CHW Alliance
Contact Joan Cleary, Interim director
E-mail: joanlcleary@gmail.com

NEW JERSEY
The New Jersey CHW Institute
Carol Wolff
Tel: (856) 963-2432, ext. 202
E-mail: wolff_c@Camden-AHEC.org

NEW MEXICO 
New Mexico Community Health Workers Association
Bette Jo Ciesielski
Tel: (505) 255-1227
E-mail: nmchwa@yahoo.com

 Hidalgo Medical Services of New Mexico
CDC Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
REACH Demonstration Project ( c/f Texas Carl Rush)



NEW YORK 

Community Health Worker Network of New York State

New York City: Community Health Worker Network of NYC
Sergio Matos, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 481-7667
E-mail: sergio@chwnetwork.org 
Romy Rodriguez, Chair
E-mail: romelia@chwnetwork.org

Community Health Workers Association of Rochester
Glenda Blanco, Chair
Tel: (585) 922-3507
E-mail: glenda.blanco@rochestergeneral.org 

Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo
Jessica Bauer Walker, Director
104 Maryland Street
Buffalo, N.Y. 14201
Tel: (716) 548-6727
E-mail: jessica@chwbuffalo.org
Website: http://chwbuffalo.org/


Alliance of Filipino American Community Health Workers
Kalusugan coalition,Inc.
http://filamchw.org

OHIO
Ohio Community Health Workers Association
Becky Hartman, President 
Columbus, OH 43215-0484
Tel: (855) GO-OCHWA (466-2492)
E-mail: ochwa1@gmail.com

OREGON
Oregon Community Health Workers Association (ORCHWA)
Lizzie Fussell, Coordinator 
Tel: (971) 295-3124
E-mail: lizzie@oregonlatinohealthcoalition.org

Community Capacitation Center
http://web.multco.us/health/community-capacitation-center
Noelle Wiggins, Program Manager
Tel: (503) 988-6250 ext 26646
E-mail: noelle.wiggins@multco.us



RHODE ISLAND
Community Health Worker Association of Rhode Island
Beth Lamarre, Coordinator
Tel: (401) 270-0101, ext. 149
E-mail: chwassociationri@gmail.com
Facebook page

TEXAS 
Community Health Worker Texas
301 University Blvd. Galveston, TX, 77555-1056 
http://chwtexas.org/index.php
tel: (409) 772-7884 

Community Resources LLC
Carl Rush MRP
http://www.chrllc.net



South Texas Promotora Association
Merida Escobar, President/CEO
Tel: (956) 383-5393
E-mail: stpa08@sbcglobal.net

WASHINGTON STATE 
Washington Community Health Worker Network
Lilia Gomez
Tel: (360) 786-9722, ext. 230
E-mail: lgomez@wacmhc.org
Seth Doyle
Tel: (206) 783-3004, ext. 16
E-mail: sdoyle@nwrpca.org


USA/ National

American Public Health Association (APHA)
CHW Section
Wandy Hernandez
E-mail: wandyhdz@healthconnectone.org
Tel:(312) 878-7018
http://www.apha.org/membergroups/sections/aphasections/chw/

Health Initiative of The Americas (HIA)
Binational Conferencia de Promotores 
Xóchitl Castañeda
(510) 643-1291

National Promotores Initiative

Nacional Conferencia de Promotores
National AHEC http://www.nationalahec.org/SuccessStories.html
The Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. / Western Arizona Area Health Education Center (RCBH/WAHEC) in collaboration with Community Health Workers National Network Association and the New Mexico Community Health Workers Association
Amanda Aguirre MA, RD President and CEO
Truly B. Medina-Vice President 

http://www.rcfbh.org/programpromotoresconference.htm
 

American Association of Community Health Workers 
 ( In hibernation since 2007)
(Waiting for all states to have regional representative groups)

Durrell Fox dfoxnehec@aol.com  
Pam Chapman pam.chapman@spectrum-health.org

"Raising the flag for Community Health Workers"
Georgetown  University Law Center, Washington,
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation(RWJF) report January 2010 
AACHW presents at the APHA conference 2007
http://apha.confex.com/apha/135am/techprogram/paper_165773.htm
First AACHW news letter 2006
 http://www.mphaweb.org/documents/AACHWNewsletter.December06.pdf

Resource provided by

Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County 

California


APHA definition of a Community Health Worker 

"A Community Health Worker (CHW) 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 CHW 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. 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."  


Advocating for a Culturally Diverse CHW Association in California 
See CACHW http://cachw.org/
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