Key Takeaways

  • This is the first session in a 4-part series focused on the importance of Community Health Workers to address the social determinants of health.

  • Representatives from the National Association of Community Health Workers will provide an overview of what are Community Health Workers (CHWs) and how they are effective.

  • NACHW will also discuss sustainable financing opportunities for community-based organizations across the country looking to engage CHWs to support older adults.

Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve as a connection between medical and social services and their communities. CHWs typically come from the community they work in, and they may be called different titles such as peer health educators, lay health advocates, community health representatives, or promotoras. Community-based organizations are also using CHWs to screen for social determinants of health and to deliver evidence-based programs, such as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs. 

Register today to take part in our Community Health Worker webinar series, where you will learn how to:

  • Raise awareness about the role of Community Health Workers to implement evidence-based programs and help drive referrals
  • Discuss avenues for sustaining and reimbursing CHWs
  • Highlight how CHWs can help organizations reach diverse populations and address social determinants of health factors


  • Aurora GrantWingate, Member & Partner Engagement Associate, National Association of Community Health Workers
  • Mikayla Trujillo, CPSW/CCHW, Capacity Building Coordinator, National Association of Community Health Workers
  • Lorna A. Osterback, Community Health Representative Manager/ Community Health Worker, Eastern Aleutian Tribes

Register for our other parts in this series by clicking on the link below: