For Immediate Release: 12/19/2023 
Contact: Maddie Bailey 

According to the American Public Health Association, “A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A Community Health Worker also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.” 

CHWs are employed across the state of New Hampshire in a wide range of organizations. Including, but not limited to, Family Resource Centers, Hospitals, Primary Care Offices, and Regional Public Health Networks.  

The North Country Health Consortium in Littleton, NH employs CHWs and provides direct services within the northern regions of NH. In addition to that, NCHC provides year-round trainings to Community Health Workers and their employers. Learn more about our upcoming FREE 2-part Supervisor Training below. 

Invest in your organization’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) by signing up for FREE 2-part Supervisor Training. This opportunity will equip individuals who supervise CHWs and other client and patient support positions to better guide and empower CHWs to succeed in their roles. This is a chance for employers to show their dedication and strengthen their leadership skills. Part one will be virtual, and take place on Wednesday, January 10th and Thursday, January 11, 2024. Part two will be in-person at NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders (NHADA), on Wednesday, February 7th and Thursday, February 8th, 2024. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at the in-person Part 2 sessions. (ALL FOUR DAYS ARE REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION) 

Both Part 1 and Part 2, and course materials, are free of charge to all New Hampshire residents. Space is limited – reserve your spot online by going to:  for part 1, and for part 2. Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation with additional information. 

For questions about the upcoming 2-Part Successful Supervision for CHWs Training, beginning January 10th, contact Maddie Bailey at or call 603-259-3700 x245. 

The North Country Health Consortium through the initiative “CHWs-NH” has various other training opportunities coming soon, to see a full list and to register, please visit: . Funding for this opportunity is financed under a contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services with funds supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award by CDC/HHS “NH Initiative to address COVID-19 Health Disparities grant #NH750T000031”. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.” 

The North Country Health Consortium is a non-profit public health organization based in Littleton, NH that collaborates with health and human services providers in northern New Hampshire. For more information about the Ways2Wellness CONNECT Community Health Worker (CHW) program and other services offered by NCHC’s CHWs, contact Director of Community Health Worker Programs, Annette Carbonneau: or (603)259-3700 x221. Learn more about NCHC by visiting: