Center for Healthy Communities

Katherine L. Cauley, Ph.D., Director

Ohio Community Health Workers Association


OCHWA Vision

To eliminate health disparities for all Ohioans through the Community Health Worker Model.

OCHWA Mission

To establish and support Community Health Workers as professionals who are an integral part of the health and human services system.

 

What are Community Health Workers?

Community Health Workers are individuals who, as community representatives, advocate for individuals and groups in the community by assisting them in accessing community health and supportive resources through the provision of education, role modeling, outreach, home visits and referral services.

The Community Health Worker Model empowers communities to eliminate disparities by employing professional Community Health Workers to provide a comprehensive link to community resources through family-based services focusing on success in health, education and self-sufficiency.


For more information, please contact:
Becky Hartman, President
Ohio Community Health Workers Association
605 N. High Street, #127
Columbus, OH 43215-0484

Phone: (855) GO-OCHWA (466-2492)
Fax: (855) 466-2492
E-mail: ochwa1@gmail.com


Counties in Ohio Grouped by OCHWA Regions

Region I

Defiance
Erie
Fulton
Hancock
Henry
Huron
Lucas
Ottawa
Paulding
Putnam
Sandusky
Seneca
Williams
Wood

Region II

Ashtabula
Columbiana
Cuyahoga
Geauga
Lake
Lorain
Mahoning
Medina
Portage
Stark
Summit
Trumbull

 

Region III

Ashland, Athens
Belmont, Carroll
Coshocton, Crawford
Delaware, Fairfield
Fayette, Franklin
Gallia, Guernsey
Harrison, Hocking
Holmes, Jackson
Jefferson, Knox
Lawrence, Licking
Madison, Monroe
Morgan, Muskingum
Noble, Perry
Pickaway, Pike
Richland, Ross
Scioto, Tuscarawas
Union, Vinton
Washington
Wayne
Wyandot

Region IV

Adams
Allen
Auglaize
Brown
Butler
Champaign
Clark
Clermont
Clinton
Darke
Greene
Hamilton
Hardin
Highland
Logan
Mercer
Miami
Montgomery
Preble
Shelby
Van Wert
Warren