The APHA CHW Section offers several awards each year to individual CHWs. These awards aim to recognize CHWs' dedication to their work and their efforts to benefit their community and clients; to raise awareness of the profile of CHWs in the U.S. and other countries; to promote group work by acknowledging initiative that have been undertaken collectively to encourage groups to improve their overall programming; to provide cross-country recognition for innovative and high quality programs; to provide an opportunity for the APHA CHW Section to be more know, which can result in an increase of members for our section and a stronger voice within APHA. For more information on deadlines and materials for this award, contact Sara Torres or Janel Lowman.
With funding from the Harold and Grace Sewell Trust Fund, the CHW Section offers scholarships to community health workers to attend APHA Annual Meetings. The scholarships honors the important work of grass-roots advocates who promote health in their communities. We want to bring your knowledge, experience, and commitment to APHA. Scholarship awardees receive funding to help pay for transportation, room and board, meals, and registration fees. For more information on deadlines and materials for these scholarships, contact Julie St. John.