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Indeed, We Had a Great Time in Denver!

APHA CHW Section at Annual Meeting Brought Workers Together on Public Health

MACHW is thrilled to have been able to experience APHA 2016 144th Annual Conference in Denver last month! This year, the APHA CHW Section introduced so many new ideas to hundreds of public health professionals who come together to share resources and strategies. The CHW workforce as a major public health discipline was one the audience won’t soon forget. We're hoping the presentation of the Massachusetts CHW Code of Ethics made an impact on the other public health professionals involved with supporting and sustaining the CHW workforce, both at the policy and program levels, and that CHWs can continue to inspire those around us with the work that we do every day.

Even with the unforgettable experience, MACHW is very proud to recognize the CHW Section for its superior work in promoting the voice and role of CHWs within the health care system. As you know, CHWs are the lifeblood of this forum made possible by the exclusive commitment of the CHW Section Council leadership, making them the winner of the most use of the APHA Connect Online Community. The online platform is designed for public health professionals to come together to discuss public health issues, share documents, coordinate events and much more. Thanks to the dedication of the talented representatives, the CHW Section stands out from 31 primary Sections.

Please join MACHW in thanking the APHA CHW Section for their hard work and congratulating its members and leadership on this well-deserved recognition. MACHW is thankful for your help in making APHA 2016 a huge success, and we hope to see you again next year for APHA 2017 in Atlanta!

A few of APHA CHW Section Council Members and Committee Chairs (from left to right:  Leticia Boughton-Price, Chair-Elect; Katy Nimmons, Treasurer; Durrell Fox, Special Advisor; Lee Rosenthal, Special Advisor; Jackie Toledo, Secretary; Mae-Gilene Begay, Chair; and Rumana Rabbani, Governing Council Representative) at

APHA 2016 144th Annual Conference, Denver, CO