Two years after becoming an independent non-profit organization, CHW Central is pleased to announce our 2021 donors and contributors.
In September 2021, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) awarded a grant to CHW Central. The grant activities were to respond to the needs of CHW Central’s audience in the US and globally, including specific information and training needs on chronic illnesses, such as hypertension and diabetes, substance use disorders, cancer and COVID-19 for our New England partners: The CHW Association of Rhode Island, Vermont Department of Health Services and CHW Steering Committee, The Center for Health Impact in Massachusetts, the North Country Health Consortium of New Hampshire, Minority Health Program in Portland, Maine, and the Connecticut CHW Association.
A state of the evidence report for 2021, with a special pullout section for New England partners on regional research, has been published and a new training resources database has been launched on CHW Central. We are immensely grateful to NNLM for taking a chance on us and being such a supportive donor.
In December 2021, CHW Central received its first corporate donation from John Snow Inc., a monetary vote of confidence in our reach and utility. You will find more information on JSI and its work with and for CHWs on our Partners page.
We also received a sizable donation from an anonymous individual donor in 2021.
Taken together, these funds propel us forward into 2022 and beyond. We are implementing plans to extend our outreach and impact by recruiting CHW ambassadors to bring more content to our readers; continuing our identification and synthesis of evidence and best practices; and launching CHW Voices, a page dedicated to elevating the voices of community health workers.