MACHW Recognizes Gov. Patrick With Community Health Worker Champion Award
On January 9, Gov. Deval Patrick welcomed MACHW board members and staff into his chambers at the State House to accept MACHW’s Community Health Worker Champion Award. First conferred in 2006, the award recognizes an elected official who has supported policy change to promote the unique contribution of community health workers in improving health. Rep. Gloria Fox was the first recipient, and we have honored at least one and sometimes two elected official each year. MACHW is so excited by initiatives supporting CHW’s and related initiatives during Gov. Patrick’s administration that we recognized his efforts on our constituencies’ behalf.