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2019 MACHW Awards Nominations

Nominate a Community Health Worker for this years award by using one of the forms below. Nominations now open for MACHW’s 2019 awards. CHW of the Year Award Outstanding CHW Program of the year Supervisor of the Year Award

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2018 Awards Given at Annual CHW Conference

The Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) announced and recognized 3 outstanding awardees from across the Commonwealth on May 3, 2018 at the 9th Annual Community Health Worker Conference held in Norwood, MA. MACHW wanted to recognize and honor the outstanding service, dedication, and excellence of individuals and groups of individuals who serve their …

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MACHW Advocates for Living Wage

For a printer friendly version of the brief, click here.  The Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) commissioned the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Social Policy to prepare a report on the skills and wages of community health workers (CHWs).[1] Community health workers are a unique and increasingly significant part of the healthcare and …

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Backstage with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Thea James

By Corina Pinto When I first heard Dr. Thea James speak, I felt vindicated. She said, “it’s not about filling the gaps, it’s about eliminating them.” Finally, a physician articulated the way I have always viewed community health work and advocacy. Community health workers (CHWs) strive to eliminate gaps in healthcare, not simply providing a …

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Call for Nominations: 2018 MACHW Awards

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). In 2018, three awards will be given. The “Outstanding CHW of the Year Award” will recognize one outstanding CHW for her/his/their …

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New Employer Resources

A successful community health worker (CHW) program needs a thoughtful plan for recruitment, supervision and training of CHWs, their supervisors and the larger team. Employers can save their organizations time and resources by tailoring their standard HR processes for this specialized workforce. MACHW can help. Our new Employer Resource Center is an online and onsite resource for accountable …

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MACHW Grows Reach

First, we’d like to publically acknowledge and thank Jackie Toledo for all her efforts to promote CHWs over the last 4 years. MACHW will miss her dearly and we wouldn’t be where we are today without her. We wish her the best of luck in her next endeavors. Moving forward, MACHW is excited to announce …

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Meet Newest Staff Member, Corina Pinto!

I grew up in East Boston and an important part of my identity is that I’m first generation Honduran American. When I graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015, I came back to East Boston looking for a way to serve my community. My first role was as a CHW for the East Boston Neighborhood …

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Board Member, Rainelle Walker-White, Receives Award!

Congratulations to MACHW’s Board Member Rainelle Walker-White on receiving the Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) 2017 Healthy Community Leadership Award which “celebrates Bostonians who have taken on a leadership role to improve the health of their community and address racial and ethnic health inequities.” Rainelle Walker-White is the Assistant Director of The Family Van …

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Consider Giving to MACHW

Dear MACHW family, This holiday season, please consider giving a gift to the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) to help us continue improving the lives of community health workers (CHWs) and the future of the profession. DONATE In 2017, we worked hard to address four areas of concern for CHWs in Massachusetts. Here …

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