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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

Operational Board:

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:

Jesus Reyna

Eleanor Marsh

Victoria A. Breckwich Vasquez

Nora Coronado

Ruben Reyes

Ricardo Aragon

Ian Maki

Allen Cheadle

Michael Parchman

Jody Early

Victoria Breackwich Vasquez


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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)

Time: 2:30-5:00pm

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.

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