The National Association of Community Health Workers Unity Conference and Annual Meeting:

Community Health Workers: The Workforce We Need for the World We Want

Hope & Care Awards: Recognizing your peers in the community.

Community Health Workers are doing hard work on the frontlines in our communities, serving as trusted advocates for empowerment and social justice. That’s why NACHW wants to recognize exemplary CHWs in our second annual Hope & Care Awards, to be presented at live at the Unity Conference at our 1st Annual Gala on Friday, August 4th.

As the eyes and ears of our national organization, we’re counting on you to share the stories of the CHWs you know going above and beyond. We invite our CHWs, partners and allies to nominate all deserving CHWs who embody our organizational values of self-empowerment, social justice and equality, self-determination, dignity and respect, unity, and integrity.

Community Health Workers (CHWs) is an umbrella term including promotores health representatives and more than 50 other job titles). CHWs are frontline , community public health workers who are trusted members of and /or have an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables CHWs 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 (APHA, 2014), and improves clinical, behavioral and social service access, delivery, quality, and care system performance.

Completed nomination forms are due on Wednesday, May 31st.


Care in Covid Award

Honoring CHWs who went above and beyond for Covid-related community support during the pandemic

Hope in Healthcare Award

Honoring CHWs demonstrating exemplary work towards achieving health equity

Equity & Justice Visionary Award

Honoring CHWs who made strides in the advancement of racial equity and social justice

Change Agent Award

Honoring CHWs who have dedicated their lives to community violence intervention and/or returning citizens.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Honoring long-time career professionals (20+ years) and the impacts they have made on their community

CHWs selected will be honored at the NACHW’s 1st Annual Gala at the Unity Conference, August on Friday, August 4th.

Award winners will be given free registration to the conference and the 1st Annual Gala.

If you would like to nominate a Community Health Worker for one of these awards, please fill out the nomination form below and submit it here:

Please submit your nomination by Wednesday May 31st.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Thank you for your interest in the Unity Conference!