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Health Profession Pioneers Changing the Face of Healthcare

Serving the Finger Lakes, Western & Central NY Regions

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Community Health Workers Association of Rochester Inc. CHWAR, is a non-profit organization that advocates to strengthen the profession and leadership of Community Health Workers (CHWs). 

CHWAR is a professional association that is dedicated to advancing the workforce through CHW development, building standards and establishing CHWs as integral members of health reform innovations.

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Depending on where they work, who they work for and what they do... CHWs may also be referred to as: 

Health Coach 
Community Health Advisor 
Family Advocate 
Health Project Counselor 
Health Educator 
Liasion 
Promoter 
Outreach Worker 
Peer Counselor 
Patient Navigator 
Health Interpreter 
Public Health Aide
In Spanish-speaking communities, CHWs are often referred to as promotora(or) de salud