Arizona Community Health Outreach Workers Network (AzCHOW) -- Leadership Development

Arizona Community Health Outreach Workers Network (AzCHOW) -- Leadership Development

AzCHOW is an organization of, by, and for community health outreach workers. AzCHOW is designed to create unity while preserving cultural diversity among community health outreach workers. The mission of AzCHOW is:

  • To inform and unite culturally diverse community health outreach workers from all disciplines;
  • To strengthen the professional development of the field through resource sharing and collaborative opportunities with community, tribal, government, health, and educational institutions;
  • To create partnerships that build upon organizational capacities and strengths while aiding the underserved and at-risk populations within Arizona; and
  • To address relevant political and policy issues.

The AzCHOW Network is a statewide organization of community-based advocates who lead by using resource sharing, partnership development, education, outreach, health promotion, and disease prevention strategies to improve the health of Arizona residents. AzCHOW provides an opportunity for all community health outreach workers, regardless of how they are identified within their organizations, to develop a collective voice for addressing policy issues, methods of becoming financially sustainable, and the expansion of their professional standing in Arizona. AzCHOW is working to become an incorporated, non-profit, self-sustaining organization. It has received financial and technical support from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH). All individuals working as community health outreach workers, no matter what their official title, are invited to join AzCHOW. Annual membership dues are $15. For more information or to receive an application form contact Flor Redondo floribella.azchow@gmail.com.

More information: http://azchow.org