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11th Annual AzCHOW Conference

Register Online Today for the Conference!!!

  1. Click the Register Now button in the left sidebar.
  2. Select the number of people you are registering.
  3. Fill out the form, it will take only a few minutes.

 Online Payment Options:

American Express, Discover, Visa, Master Card.

Offline Payment Options:

  1. Click “Show other payment options” under the green button
  2. Choose “Pay Offline”
  3. Follow the instructions for paying by check or invoice.
  4. Checks must be received by June 5th, 2014

Need Help? AzCHOW Members are available to help you with your online reservation if you don’t have Internet access. Contact  Lorena Verdugo,  520-248-6487 or Lourdes Fernandez, 520-559-3175.

Download the Flyer

Traveling from out of town?

  • Rooms are available at the Viscount Suite Hotel for the discounted price of $99.00 per night plus tax
  • Call 1-800-527-9666 and tell them you are a part of the “AzCHOW” group.  To guarantee a room, please call by May 30th, 2014.

Location of the Conference/ Free Parking/Free Internet Viscount Suite Hotel (Near crossroads of Swan and Broadway Blvd.)

4855 East Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-745-6500; 800-527-9666
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11th Annual AzCHOW Conference, June 12-13, 2014 in Tucson

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The 11th Annual AZCHOW Conference June 12-13, 2014 in Tucson AZ.
Our theme this year: “Weaving Health into Community Together, Strengthening Our Social Fabric”
We will let you know when registration is ready.

!We value your input and opinion! Please take a few minutes to fill out a short survey about AZCHOW

Click Here to take the survey.
Results will be shared and discussed at our conference in June.

See you in June!
AZCHOW Board of Directors


En Junio la Red de Trabajadores Comunitarios de Salud AZCHOW tendrá su Onceava Conferencia Anual en Tucson! El tema de la conferencia: “Tejiendo Salud en la Comunidad Junt@s, Fortaleciendo El Tejido Social.”
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¡Valoramos tu opinión y tus ideas! Por favor toma unos minutos para llenar esta encuesta rápida acerca de la red.  Haz Clic Aquí  para responder a la encuesta.

Los resultados serán revelados y discutidos durante la conferencia en Junio.

¡Nos vemos en Junio!
Mesa Directiva de AZCHOW 

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Community Health Workers and the Affordable Care Act

Don’t forget to Register!


Community Health Workers and the Affordable Care Act

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM with lunch served

Flagstaff, February 27, 2014

Location: North Country Healthcare Learning Center

2920 N Fourth St. Flagstaff, Az 86004

Click on this link to register :

Community Health Workers and the Affordable Care Act

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Contract Position Outreach Specialist Needed for Upcoming Regional Community Health Worker Trainings

Updates on CHW contract opportunity: Application and training locations now available

The Arizona Community Health Outreach Worker Network (AzCHOW), in collaboration with the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) the Mariposa Community Health Center (MCHC), and Pima Community Access Program (PCAP) is recruiting Community Outreach and Promotional Specialists to contract to organize up to three trainings on providing community assistance with health insurance registration under the National Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Training Locations:

Phoenix, AZ – February 19 2014

Safford, AZ – February 24 2014

Flagstaff, AZ – February 27 2014


A total of $1,200 for consultation for the coordination, outreach, promotion and convening of training including travel and accommodations:

Contractor may request ½ payment ($600) two weeks prior to training via invoice upon submission of brief narrative report of recruitment efforts and challenges faced and how they were resolved.

Invoice for the remaining balance will be processed within 30 days of final report submission.

Application Process:

Please fill out the application, and email it to before Feb. 10th.  Candidates will be contacted by SEAHEC after the Feb. 10 deadline.

Download Application Here

Successful applicants will demonstrate the capacity to
• Communicate effectively in written and spoken English and Spanish
• Use electronic means of communication and event registration
• Meet timeline requirements
• Submit required deliverables in an organized and timely manner
Knowledge of regional CHWs/agencies and previous experience in community event organizing recommended, but not required.

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New Course Offering for Community Health Workers

New Course Offering for Community Health Workers

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APHA-CHW 2014 Awards Call for Nominations

The American Public Health Association

Community Health Worker Section
Time to Nominate Your Candidate!
Nomination Deadline: March 3rd, 2014

apha nomination flyer

Time to Nominate your Candidate!

For more information, download the .pdf flyer

& the nomination packet below

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Training for Affordable Care Act Marketplace Training: Learn to help your clients apply for "Obama Care"

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Free Mental Health First Aid Training for Pima County CHWs

Dear AzCHOW members and Community Health Workers,

The Arizona Community Health Outreach Worker's Network (AzCHOW,) is pleased to invite you to join us for Mental Health First Aid training. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders ( This eight hour training is being offered to you for free through the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (

Mental Health First Aid Training

Cost: FREE!

Where:  CPSA Training Center

2502 N. Dodge Blvd. (north of Grant Road)

Tucson, AZ 85716

Need Directions?

When:    October 25th   7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

November 1st  8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

            *The Mental Health First Aid Training consists of two sessions. To be certified in Mental Health First Aid, participants must attend both sessions.*

How to register: Please contact Moira Alexander by email  or phone 602-540-4894.  Include your name, agency, title, phone number and address.

Although anyone can attend a Mental Health First Aid course, these sessions are open only to Community Health Workers (including promotoras and patient navigators) working in and around Pima County and Community Health Representatives that work on the Pasqua Yaqui and Tohono O'odham Nations.


AzCHOW and Moira Alexander

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Quick Health Data Online: Telephone Training Available for OWH Information System

We are pleased to announce the availability of telephone trainings on the Office on Women’s Health online information system –Quick Health Data Online. The system contains data on demographics, mortality, reproductive and maternal health, disease incidence, and access to care at the county level for all states and territories; additionally, data are included on prevention, violence, and mental health at the state level. To the extent possible, data are provided by race, ethnicity and gender, and where applicable/available, by age.

Also, the system incorporates graphing and mapping features so that the data of interest can be used directly as tables, graphs/chart and maps.

The training will last one hour, and you can be sitting at your desk using your computer. The dates and times available for the sessions are as follows:

There are two trainings per month. The basic training will provide an overview of the system and the focus on mapping/second training will provide an emphasis on mapping techniques. The trainings are repeated on various days to allow anyone you wishes to participate an opportunity to do so.
Quick Health Data Online 101 trainings:

Tuesday, October 22, 2-3 pm EST- Basic training
Thursday, October 24, 1– 2 pm EST – Focus on mapping
Monday, November 18, 3-4 pm EST – Basic training
Wed, November 20, 1-2 pm EST – Focus on mapping
Tues, December 17, 2-3 pm EST- Basic training
Thurs, December 19, 2-3 pm EST – Focus on mapping

You will need the following numbers to access the training session:
- Toll Free Number: 1-877-925-6129
- Pass code: 410171
Prior to the start of the session, please (1) be sitting in front of your computer, (2) open Internet Explorer on your computer, and (3) go to the following web address:
A number of participants tend to sign up for the sessions, so, in order to permit everyone to hear the discussion, it is requested that participants set their telephones on Mute. The training staff will stay on the line to answer all questions arising from the session as well as addressing questions during the session. You are welcome to attend any of these training sessions and to suggest additional topics!
I hope that you will take advantage of the training and the information available from the system.
Participating in this training will assist you with supporting data when applying for contracts and grants.
Thank you.

Joyce Townser (HHS/OASH)

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Join the Million Hearts Campaign

The AzCHOW Conference featured the Million Hearts Campaign on behalf of the US Office on Women’s Health, who provided their generous support to Arizona Healthy Hearts Initiative heart health workshops, conducted by our master trainers.  As Community Health Workers, you have the power to make a difference in your community. The US Deptartment of Health and Human Servicess (HHS) provides some interesting tools and resources to help people mobilize their communities to prevent heart disease. As community health workers all know, chronic disease prevention starts at home, with lifestyle choices, but the ability to implement those choices are affected by a range of local, state and federal policies that can enhance or hinder our efforts.

If you want to join a nationwide mobilization campaign for heart health, here is one way to do it.

Save your heart, take the Million Hearts pledge, and celebrate American Heart Month

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Free Conference in Rio Rico Arizona: Affordable Care Act

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¡Vida! Mujer Latina Annual Conference

¡Vida! Mujer Latina Annual Conference: REGISTER HERE

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New Position Open at NAZCARE: Wellness Center Manager Globe

Position: Center Manager

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Status: Exempt/Non-Exempt (full-time 40 hours)

Degree: HS diploma or GED

Salary Range: $9.75 – 10:00 to start DOE

Position Summary:
This responsible work in the field of behavioral health is to assist in the identification, planning, implementation, supervision, and monitoring of a consumer-run recovery center for persons living with mental illness and/or substance abuse. The employee must have a working knowledge of available community resources and knowledge of the problems of mental illness and substance abuse. This employee is to exercise sound judgment and to perform assigned duties in a timely manner.

1. Model recovery by utilization of personal recovery tools in order to be a role model for members.
2. Assuring the NAZCARE vision, mission, policies, procedures and strategic plan are supported and adhered to at their assigned center.
3. Promoting a recovery-based center by assuring training/groups are available and promoted to members to teach them Recovery tools and skills.
4. Marketing center programs and assuring center remains viable by providing services equal to or exceeding assigned value of service.
5. Monitoring and maintaining assigned budget.
6. Assuring the development and implementation of recovery activities and programs include members, and are in support of NAZCARE vision, mission, policies, procedures and strategic plan.
7. Recruitment, orientation/training, scheduling and supervising center volunteers and/or staff.
8. Maintaining frequent contact with NAZCARE supervisory and administrative personnel, local service area agency, RSA, and other local agencies serving persons living with serious mental illness.
9. Ensuring that required documentation is secure, maintained, and filed in accordance with confidentiality compliance/ regulations.
10. Ensuring that the facility and vehicle(s) are maintained according to environment of care standards.
11. Assuring proper documentation is submitted to NAZCARE administrators in a timely manner.
12. Traveling, as necessary, to Prescott, Flagstaff, Phoenix and possibly other parts of the country for mandatory meetings and trainings.
13. Provide support and educational materials for members.
14. Completing other tasks as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


1. Knowledge and personal use of recovery principles, tools, and skills.
2. Knowledge of NARBHA and NAZCARE provider policies and procedures.
3. Knowledge of and ability to comply with NAZCARE and confidentiality regulations and procedures as they apply to membership records, billing and confidentiality.
4. Ability to supervise persons with disabilities.
5. Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
6. Ability to delegate appropriately, and refer situations beyond your training and ability to the appropriate authority.
7. Ability to use independent judgment and problem solving; to make decisions and take action in areas of responsibility.
8. Ability to be flexible in job assignments and to adjust priorities and procedures to accommodate changes.
9. Ability to meet deadlines in an orderly and timely manner.
10. Ability to adhere to the principles of NAZCARE’s Code of Conduct.
11. Ability to perform physical and intellectual tasks required to fulfill job responsibility.
12. Ability to work 30+ hours per week.


1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school GED certificate.
2. Experience and/or training in supervision.
3. Background/introductory knowledge of behavioral health problems, their nature, causes, and effects.
4. Preference to candidates with CPRP certification, a personal experience with mental illness and/or working with consumers and consumer-run programs.
5. Ability to be certified as a direct service provider for a Community Service Agency.
3. Current Arizona Driver’s License and evidence of an acceptable driving record for insurance purposes is preferred.
4. Strong organizational skills.
5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
6. Interest in and aptitude for consumer advocacy.

Revised 05/12/09

For More Information OR Employment Application visit NAZCARE

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ENCUESTA: Fortaleciendo la infraestructura para sustentar Trabajadores de Salud Comunitaria de Arizona

La Coalición Laboral de los Trabajadores de Salud Comunitaria (CHWs) de Arizona es una red de organizaciones que colaboran con la Arizona Community Health Worker Outreach Network (AzCHOW) para apoyar la sostenibilidad de la fuerza laboral de los CHWs de Arizona. La Coalición está compuesta por los CHWs, incluyendo Promotores de Salud, Community Health Representatives, Community Health Advisors  y otros títulos relacionados,  la Universidad de Arizona, Departamentos de Salud estatales y locales,  los Centros Comunitarios de Salud y los Area Health Education Centers.

Conociendo  los cambios tan enormes del sistema de salud de los EEUU de hoy en día creemos que ahora es nuestra oportunidad de identificar la ruta de sostenibilidad de esta fuerza laboral tan importante en Arizona. Esta encuesta es el primer paso a describir esta fuerza laboral de CHWs en Arizona y construir consenso sobre la definición de los CHWs y su campo de servicio desde la perspectiva de los CHWs  y sus empleadores.

Esta encuesta  es para CHWs y sus supervisores o empleados y debería tomar 5-10 minutos. Sus respuestas son anónimas. Los resultados del estudio se publicarán en la página web de AzCHOW a mediados de mayo y se discutirá en la reunión anual de AzCHOW el 20 de junio de 2013.

Para involucrarse con la Coalición Laboral de CHWs por favor póngase en contacto con Mónica Muñoz en

Versión en Inglés                                       Versión en Español

En nombre de la Coalición, agradecemos enormemente su participación en este esfuerzo monumental para sostener los CHWs  y su organizaciones en Arizona!

Versión en Ingles

Versión en Español

Jill Guernsey de Zapien

Associate Dean for Community Programs

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Arizona Prevention Research Center

University of Arizona

Samantha Sabo, MPH

Program Director, Transborder Initiatives

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Arizona Prevention Research Center

University of Arizona

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