HICHW members are encouraged to take an active role in the organization to share skills, knowledge and expertise by joining a committee.
Advocacy & Policy:
This committee will be more time-intensive during the legislative session (January – April). Members might meet with legislators/policy makers, provide CHWs with timely legislative updates, submit testimony, and other policy-related activities.
Will likely take more time in the beginning as the foundation of the CHW Association is being developed. Creation of membership agreements, policies, examination of the governance structure, etc.
Assist in identifying training needs and potential speakers/trainers, assist in identifying employment opportunities, job sustainability, etc.
Assist with website content, messaging, newsletters, social media, etc.
2022 Conference Planning:
In-person conference likely in May or June 2022. Planning will need to begin in early 2022. HIPHI and allies will provide support, as needed.
Work on finding ways to lift up CHWs, provide opportunities for self-care, honor the history, etc.
Continue to recruit CHWs to join the association, join committees, recruit leaders for the leadership council, etc.