The Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees
The Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants and Refugees (CHWCMR) is a passionate group of volunteers dedicated to the promotion, empowerment, leadership, continuing education and integration of Community Health Workers (CHWs) into the healthcare system to improve the quality of life of migrants, the mobile poor and refugees. Our Members: are comprised of CHWs, Community Health Representatives, Community Health Advisers and other related titles, and representatives of academic, media, government and private institutions and dreamers, who believe in the cause and would like to contribute their professional expertise toward improving the quality of life of migrants, the mobile poor, and refugees by incorporating CHWs to clinical and community-based settings.
Mission Statement: Encourage and support Community Health Workers who serve migrants and refugees by creating new opportunities and developing innovative solutions.
Vision: Support CHWs to allow them to increase their personal potential, improve their quality of life, support their family, and better serve their community.
Values: Compassion, Respect, Leadership, Integrity, Hard work, Accessible and trusted members of the community
CHWCMR Executive Director: Ileana Ponce-González-Snohomish
Executive Secretary: Gerardo Aragon and Ruben Reyes
Laura Flores Cantrell - Seattle
Giselle Zapata-Garcia - Seattle
Jesus Reyna - Seattle
Colleen M. Pacheco - Skagit County
Jeanna Lee - Snohomish County
Silvia Kennedy – Snohomish County
Socorro Garcia - Pasco
External Advisory Committee:
Victoria A. Breckwich Vasquez
Victoria Breackwich Vasquez
Community Health Worker Coalition for Migrants & Refugees (CHWMRC) End of the Year Celebration
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Colonial Pantry Restaurant (9627 Firdale Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020)
Space is limited, so please make sure to RSVP directly to LatinosPromotingGoodHealth@yahoo.com to reserve your space.
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation at: https://lcf.nationbuilder.com/chwcmr . Thank you!
We are pleased to announce that Sea Mar & CHWCMR is one of the winners of a small grant focused on Understanding Barriers of Indigenous MSFW Accessing Prenatal Care in Skagit and Whatcom Counties. The overall goal of this grant is to illuminate how to create comforting physical environments and systems which will assist clinicians and indigenous MSFWs to overcome cultural, linguistics and structural barriers to obtain access of prenatal care. With this study will be able to benefit CHWs and promising Latinos students at the University of Washington.
Socorro Garcia, our Regional Director of Vista Hermosa, has the pleasure to share with us some pictures and information from her Cancer Campaign. The campaign had three successful 3 classes with a total of 70 people, 58 adults and 12 children. The participants received information about breast, prostate, colon and lung cancers. While the parents were learning about cancer control, children were learning about oral health through games, videos and books.