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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.
 
A community health worker also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. (American Public Health Association) Nominations are due by September 16, 2022. Submit one nominee per entry. 
Here is a brief description for each award:
 
CHW Champion Award:
To honor an individual who has supported and advocated for the community health worker profession in Kentucky.  Awardees are anyone who champions the CHW profession.  
Outstanding CHW Award:
To honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the community health worker profession in Kentucky.  Awardees are current community health workers.   
Extraordinary Contribution Award:
To honor a individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the community health worker profession in Kentucky.  Awardees are anyone who has gone above and beyond as a CHW (former or current) or Champion.

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* 1. Which award are you nominating for?

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* 2. Name of nominee you are submitting.

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* 3. Please upload a photograph of your nominee. A portrait photograph with resolution at least 1024 x 768 is preferred. Allowable file types is PNG and JPG.

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* 4. Please describe in detail how this nominee has made a contribution to their community health: (Please be specific)

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* 5. Name of person submitting the nominee.

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