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Community Health Worker (CHW) Legislative Summit: 12/14/2023

CHW Legislative Summit (English) (Spanish)

IPHI, Transformative Changes, New Virginia Majority, and the Virginia Community Health Worker Association invite you to the CHW Legislative Summit on December 14, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Summit is a space for CHWs, allies, and advocates in Virginia to co-create change together.

At the Summit, attendees will:

  • Build community by getting to know each other
  • Learn skills and strategies to effectively ignite systems change
  • Hear about the 2024 policies landscape that could affect CHWs
  • Share stories, questions, and concerns with public officials
  • Prepare to collectively ignite change on behalf of the community and for CHWs


  • 10-10:10 a.m. | Welcome & Interpretation 
  • 10:10-10:30 a.m. | Diversity Welcome, Icebreaker, Background, Purpose 
  • 10:30-11 a.m. | Community Health Worker Policy & Workforce Sustainability
  • 11-noon | Civic Engagement 101 – The Power of Your Voice & Story
  • noon-12:30 p.m. | Summit Break 
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Community Health Worker Chat & Q&A w/ Legislators 
  • 1:30-2 p.m. | Community Health Worker Ally Roundtable

Other names that fall under the CHW umbrella include:

  • Case Worker or Public Health Aide,
  • Community Care Coordinator,
  • Community Health Advisor/Educator/Promoter/Representative/Worker,
  • Community Outreach Worker/Specialist or Neighborhood Health Advisor,
  • Consejera/Animadora (counselor/organizer) or Promotor (a) de Salud (health promoter),
  • Environmental Health Aide or Family Service Worker,
  • HIV Peer Counselor,
  • Lactation Consultant/Specialist or Maternal/Infant Health Outreach Specialist,
  • Lay Health Advisor,
  • Lead Abatement Education Specialist,
  • Patient Navigator Peer Educator, and more.

For more details, please contact [email protected]

To access the Summit photos, click: here. To view the Summit recording, click: here. The Zoom passcode is xJ=4k%Zq.