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  • 2015 APHA Annual Meeting

    Registration and Housing are now open! Register today! (Photo credit: Choose Chicago/courtesy of APHA)

  • MACHW at Unity Conference 2015

    Unity Conference in Memphis, Tennessee July 12-15, 2015

  • New CHW Training Classes in the Fall!

    Check out the upcoming education and training opportunities for CHWs!

  • Massachusetts Working Draft Code of Ethics

    How will the national document (AACHW) be adopted for CHWs in Massachusetts? As of September 2015, a new draft is now available for review. Additional comments can be submitted to Stay tuned as MACHW continues to finalize this document.

  • MACHW merges with the Center for Health Impact™ (formerly Central Mass AHEC)

    This is a natural alliance as both organizations have worked closely for the past 15 years in promoting CHWs and the positive impact they have on health access, quality, and equity.

  • CHWs: We Need You

    We thank you for your continued encouragement and support in helping us through this transition. We are ecstatic about the momentum the field is gaining nationally and certain that with your help will flourish in ways yet unimagined!

Who Are CHW's

“A Community Health Worker (CHW) 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 CHW 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 CHW 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.” -- APHA definition  LEARN MORE

Board of Certification


The Board of Certification of Community Health Workers continues to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Division of Health Professions Licensure, 239 Causeway St, Boston (near North Station T stop) in Conference Rooms 417 A&B. The meeting dates for 2015 are posted on the Board's website. The agenda for subsequent meetings will be posted one week prior to the meeting. Both alternating Board of Certification and the Advisory Workgroup meetings are open to the public. MACHW members are welcome to attend.  You may click below on the 'Onepager' button for a quick summary of the latest updates.

Board of Certification One Pager

MACHW's Mission Statement

To strengthen the professional identity of community health workers (CHWs), foster leadership among CHWs,

and promote the integration of CHWs into the health care, public health and human service workforce.

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