The Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) wants to recognize and honor the outstanding service, dedication, and excellence of individuals and groups of individuals who serve their communities as Community Health Workers (CHWs). The APHA definition of a 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.” CHWs may use other titles (e.g. patient navigator, outreach worker, etc.). We encourage you to nominate anyone who fits the above description!
To honor those efforts, MACHW has three awards:
- Outstanding CHW of the Year Award
- Outstanding CHW Supervisor of the Year Award
- Outstanding CHW Program of the Year Award
The “Outstanding CHW of the Year Award” will recognize one outstanding CHW for her/his/their service and excellence. The “Outstanding CHW Supervisor of the Year Award” will recognize one outstanding CHW Supervisor for her/his/their service and excellence. The “Outstanding CHW Program of the Year Award” will be given to a group of outstanding CHWs.
Awards are open to CHWs in Massachusetts. Nominations are due by April 16, 2020 to Patrice Jean, CCHW at [email protected]. Download the nomination forms: