**Mission The Community Health Worker Network of NYC exists to advance the Community Health Worker (CHW) practice through education, advocacy, and research, while preserving the identity and character of CHWs.**
**About the Network**
– The Community Health Worker Network of NYC is the only independent professional association of community health workers in New York City.
– The Network is a partner in the New York State Community Health Worker Association.
– The Network represents over 500 members from over 250 organizations.
– The Network is committed to the development of our practice and the principle of self-determination.
– The Network is nationally and internationally recognized as a CHW training center in both core competencies and health-related specialties.
– The Network helps organizations recruit, assess, train, and support CHWs to maximize the CHW contribution to their organization’s mission.
– The Network provides organizational development training for managers and executives with an interest in improving their internal operations and their customer service acumen.
– The Network promotes dialogue among members so they may develop a collective voice to inform policy relevant to their practice and share experiences, concerns, challenges, and successes.
– The Network holds meetings every other month and are open to all interested parties. Find information on meeting dates, times, and location at “Get Connected.”
**The Network advocates for:**
– Recognition of CHWs as agents of change that function within the context of social justice.
– Integration of CHWs into health and social service systems
– CHW voice in policy and practice issues
– CHW training in core competencies and health-related specialties
– Stable financing mechanisms for CHW services for improved career ladder, market, and wages