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  • Thanks for coming!

    MACHW's 7th Annual Meeting held September 27, 2013 in Marlborough, MA. View presentations and download materials from our event.

  • 2013 CHW Leadership Award Recipient

    Augustus Woyah (2nd from the left) from the Multiculural AIDS Coalition, Jamaica Plain, MA is honored for going above and beyond in serving his community and showing innovation in reaching a population.

  • Remembering Our Past

    Dr. H. Jack Geiger, physician-activist, founder of the Community Health Center Movement, gives special remarks during MACHW's 7th Annual Meeting

  • invited speaker

    TOLD digital story by Milta Franco, MACHW founding board co-chair & Baystate Health, Springfield during MACHW's 7th Annual Meeting

  • Keynote Address

    Peggy Hogarty from the Boston Public Health Commission awards Attorney General Martha Coakley with MACHW's 2013 CHW Champion Award


    SPECIAL THANKS to thank all of our funders, sponsors, exhibitors and supporters for their generous contributions!


    MACHW pays special tributes to current staff, board of directors, and past founding members & co-chairs.

  • National Code of Ethics

    How will they be adopted for CHWs in Massachusetts? Draft available for review. Additional comments can be submitted to

  • CHW Proclamation Day

    Governor Deval Patrick proclaims September 27, 2013 as Community Health Worker Day in the Commonwealth. Not only does this day recognize the contributions of CHWs, it also serves to educate all on the role of CHWs to improve health in the Commonwealth.

Who Are CHW's

“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.” -- APHA definition  LEARN MORE

Board of Certification


The Board of Certification of Community Health Workers continues to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Division of Health Professions Licensure, 239 Causeway St, Boston (near North Station T stop) in Conference Rooms 417 A&B. The meeting dates for 2015 are posted on the Board's website. The agenda for subsequent meetings will be posted one week prior to the meeting. Both alternating Board of Certification and the Advisory Workgroup meetings are open to the public. MACHW members are welcome to attend.  You may click below on the 'Onepager' button for a quick summary of the latest updates.

May 1, 2015 UPDATE:  The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2015 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Board of Certification One Pager

Join Membership

To benefit from our services and advocacy, we encourage you to join our membership. Contributing members receive discounted registration to MACHW events, influence health policy affecting CHWs and stakeholder community, network with CHWs throughout Massachusetts and New England, develop leadership skills and belong to a nationally known and respected CHW organization.  Individual memberships cost $25 per year and are valid through September 30th of every year.



Organizational Memberships

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MACHW's Mission Statement

To strengthen the professional identity of community health workers (CHWs), foster leadership among CHWs,

and promote the integration of CHWs into the health care, public health and human service workforce.


Your contribution goes right back into the CHW workforce development and supports MACHW's mission.  DONATE TODAY!

MACHW Newsletter

Spring Issue 2014 eNewsletter Now Available!  Stay connected with MACHW's quarterly eNews containing up-to-date happenings, recent news, and pictures from events and trainings.

READ December 2013 ISSUE HERE.