FACE OF HEALTHCARE
Community Health Workers Association of Rochester
Serving the Finger Lakes, Western & Central NY Regions
Community Health Workers Association of Rochester Inc. CHWAR, is a non-profit organization that advocates strengthening the profession and leadership of Community Health Workers (CHWs).
CHWAR is a professional association that is dedicated to advancing the workforce through CHW development, building standards and establishing CHWs as integral members of health reform innovations.
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1999, CHWAR was born from just 3 initial health workers uniting to form Rochester Outreach Workers Association (ROWA). Now known as Community Health Workers Association of Rochester, Inc. members are trained community health workers with a combined total of over 60 years of outreach in the field of perinatal, pediatrics, immunization, HIV, substance abuse, mental health, social services, homelessness, parenting, adolescence, elderly care, immigration, poverty, community resources.