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|Community Health Workers Association of Connecticut|
"We are Community Health Workers"
The Community Health Workers Association of Connecticut (CHWACT) is a section of the CT Public Health Association and acts as the statewide professional association for Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Connecticut. This section seeks to promote the community's voice within the health care system through the development of the role of Community Health Workers and provides a forum to share resources and strategies. We are CHWs who go by many job titles and work in a variety of work settings or programs, and we are CHW supervisors, allies and advocates.
Our Mission and Core Values
CHWACT's mission is to advance the Community Health Worker workforce through policy, education, research and leadership.
CHANGE: We believe in the effectiveness of CHWs empowerment to transform individuals and communities.
JUSTICE: We protect the capacity of CHWs to function ethically and with care. We accomplish this with integrity and courage.
LEADERSHIP: We take steps to advance the CHW workforce and inspire others to join us.
A Community Health Worker is...
… a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of, and ability to communicate with the community served.
How to Get Involved
There are two ways to become a member and support CHWACT:
1. Community Health Workers can become a member for $25. Membership applications must first be approved before officially becoming a member of CHWACT.
2. If you are not a Community Health Worker, but would still like to support and participate in the CHWACT Section, there is a $25 fee in addition to your CPHA membership fee.