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.
LET's 'ROC' TODAY
Empowering the community through information to make a better tomorrow, today. Get the latest on happenings and CHWAR's response.
Why We Need The Conversation
W. Kamau Bell shares why he joined THE CONVERSATION, “I want to be part of getting our people vaccinated and healthy. Too often we don’t get access to healthcare, and I would hate it if we don’t get access at this critical time. So, I have to be a part of the solution here.”
Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH) the national nonprofit organization dedicated since 2004 to fostering positive health behavior change through the power of science and hip hop music, today launched Community Immunity: A Rap Anthology about Vaccines. A suite of free resources aimed at increasing COVID-19 vaccine coverage in communities of color by fighting fear with facts, this animated rap anthology deconstructs vaccine literacy in a series of five animated videos, beginning with What Are Vaccines and Why Do They Work?.