There are many opportunities for CHW Networking on the local, state and national level. If you have networks or groups to add- please email with the subject “Networking.”

See this calendar showing only CHW Networking Events!

RI Statewide Meetings

CHWARI Monthly Networking Gatherings
Purpose: Subject-focused gatherings start with a presentation by a CHW spotlighting a timely topic. Examples: Justice Involved Families, Immigration, Doulas, Special Needs. Presentation followed by CHW networking.
When: See Schedule
Location: Zoom

CHW Voices For Leadership & Advocacy
Purpose: CHWs strengthen community connections and contribute to policy discussions
When: Last Monday of the month, 10:30am-12pm
Location: Zoom

Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Learning Communities
Purpose: to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between the individuals and organizations who participate in the HEZ initiative.
When: Meets quarterly
Location: Rhode Island College
Contact: Sign up here to get news and registration updates

CHWARI Latinx CHW Support Group
Grupo de Apoyo para CHWs Latinos

Purpose: A support group for Spanish-speaking CHWs
Times: Every other Tuesday either noon or 5pm
Location: Zoom
Contact: Lina Roman,

Community Conversations
Purpose: To empower HEZ Collaborative members to reach across ZIP codes for inspiration, support, solutions, and common ground. For CHWs, Family Navigators, Resident Leaders.
When: Third Thursday of every month 1-2:30
Location: Zoom
Contact: WWHEZ Community Ambassador and CCHW Michele Mitchell at: 401-799-5044

RI Regional Meetings

Woonsocket Networking Group
Purpose: For CHWs, CNAs, Case managers, etc. to connect with community partners and find new resources at this supportive gathering.
When: First Friday of every month from 12-1pm
Location: Woonsocket Public Libarary
Contact: Linda Brunetti or Felix Colon.

Pawtucket & Central Falls CHW Network
Purpose: In-person network meetings for training, resource sharing and professional development with like-minded local change-makers.
When: Last Tuesday of every month, 11:30am-1pm
Location: Pawtucket Family YMCA, 20 Summer Street, Pawtucket
Contact: Kinzel Thomas at

National Meetings

NACHW Unity Conference
Purpose: Annual meeting and interactive event of the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW), designed for our CHW and ally members making a difference. 2023’s theme was “Community Health Workers: The Workforce We Need for the World We Want“.
When: Annually, 2023 was in August
Location: TBD
Contact: See website

Envision Equity Office Hours
Purpose: a time dedicated to connect, engage, and receive support on topics of interest to CCR-2109 recipients identified by POs, the TA team or the recipients themselves.
When: Bi-weekly
Location: Virtual
Interactive virtual space for resource sharing, networking, and community building. This public-facing community-building and networking platform is open to CHWs, allies, and CCR-2109 recipients. The Envision Equity team hosts and moderates the community, but it is powered and motivated by its members.
When: Ongoing
For more information: 

National CHW Policy Working Group
Purpose: brings CHWs and allies together to keep each other informed of timely federal CHW policy developments, co-learn about national advocacy opportunities, and promote CHW unity. It will be led by CHWs and will prioritize CHW self-determination. It is not a coalition, and participation in the Working Group does not mean you or your organization are supporting any particular policy.
When: Bimonthly, one hour
Location: Virtual 
Contact: Ali Bloomgarden at: to request an invitation.

International Call

CHIC CHW Activate Call
Purpose: Monthly meeting of CHWs from around the globe to promote professional status worldwide
When: Monthly on a Thursday at 10am

CHW Related Newsletters/ Listservs

Community Health Worker Association of RI (CHWARI)

RIDOH CHW Partner Highlights

Alliance for CHW Employers (RI)

Health Equity Zones, RIDOH

National Association of CHW (NACHW)

Upcoming Events