What is the NH Community Health Worker (CHW) Coalition?
The NH CHW Coalition is coordinated by a growing group of Community Health Workers from across the state of NH. The purpose of the NH CHW Coalition is to unite Community Health Workers, health professionals, stakeholders and community leaders throughout NH, to inspire and educate about the role and value of CHWs. The Coalition is building a platform to inform communities about programs, facilities and activities that promote healthy living. The Coalition will serve as leaders to facilitate a collaborative effort to recognize and take appropriate measures to fill gaps in the NH communities.
What is a community health worker?
“A community health worker 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 worker 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.”

-American Public Health Association definition of a Community Health Worker.
Who should join the NH CHW Coalition?
  • Community Health Workers
  • Stakeholders
  • Policymakers
  • Anyone interested in advancing Community Health Workers

* 1. Coalition Member Information:

* 2. Which AHEC region are you located within?

* 3. Please select the Coalition-related efforts you'd like to join (check all preferences):

For more information about the Northern or Southern NH AHEC, or the NH CHW Coalition, please contact one of the following individuals:
  • Northern NH AHEC Region:
    • Nancy Frank, CEO, North Country Health Consortium, at nfrank@nchcnh.org
    • To learn more about Northern NH AHEC, visit: http://www.nchcnh.org/
  • Southern NH AHEC Region:
    • Paula Smith, Director, Southern NH AHEC, at psmith@snhahec.org
    • To learn more about Southern NH AHEC, visit: http://www.snhahec.org/
Once the NH CHW Coalition receives your registration, you will be contacted by a Coalition representative. Thank you for your interest in joining this effort.

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