CHANGING THE 

FACE OF HEALTHCARE

Community Health Workers Association of Rochester
Serving the Finger Lakes, Western & Central NY Regions

Our MISSION

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.

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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.

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LET's 'ROC' TODAY

Empowering the community through information to make a better tomorrow, today. Get the latest on happenings and CHWAR's response.

Covid-19 Screening

COVID-19 and CHWS

As with any serious health crisis, COVID-19 puts CHW in the front lines of spreading awareness and offering insight on this global pandemic. 

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

Our community has become a hotbed of the movement. Let us be a beacon of change and healing. CHWAR stands with BLM.

LETTERS OF SUPPORT

Send your letter of support for Empire Justice Center Language Access Program in their request for funding.

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RRRS, City Rise

Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services hired CHW’s to provide in-home education to families on how to properly clean home and maintain cleaning chemicals safely. 

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COVID VACCINE COUNCIL

University of Rochester Medical Center strategic planning process to serve the needs of the people who are currently excluded from the existing systems.

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As a member, attend our annual conference with renowned health and community leaders, receive access to training, events, and more!

LIVE STREAM

Mistrust and Skepticism of the Medical System within Communities of Color: A Community

by Clinical Education Initiative 

Date: February 1, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST

LIVE STREAM

Free Online Grief & Loss Training
by Healthcare Workers Rising

Date: January 28, 2021

Time: 5 PM – 7 PM EST

Eligible participants will earn a $25 stipend

Street Protest

Health Talks

A new program by Dr. Tamara Wilson-Cisnero talking about the COVID-19 vaccine.

When: Mondays at 7PM EST

Dates: January 11, 18, 21 and February 8

Listen to the program on Sundays at 7 pm or Thursdays at 6 am on Poder971 

Contact Us

435 Liberty Avenue
Rochester, NY 14622
(585)957-0032

chwarochester@gmail.com

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