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About Us

Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers is a membership organization of community health workers and our allies.

Our Mission

Strengthen the professional identity of community health workers, foster community health worker leadership at policy tables and integrate community health workers in all aspects of health care, public health, behavioral health and human service work.  MACHW achieves its mission through education, research, policy development and advocacy.

Our Vision

We work for a health care system that fully embraces each human being, holistically addresses behavioral and physical health needs, eliminates the social determinants of health and ensures equal access to care for all our citizens.

We work for a Commonwealth where community health workers are a fully recognized, integrated, and sustained workforce of public health professionals, contributing our expertise in care teams, in programmatic decision-making and at policy tables. Our valued professional role is reflected in fair compensation, professional development opportunities and well-defined career ladders.

Our Values

  • Reflecting diversity
  • Fostering trust
  • Advocating for ourselves
  • Modeling integrity
  • Leading ethically
  • Strengthening health equity