AzCHOW works to unify the diverse groups within the CHW workforce and build a movement of support for the CHW workforce with organizations and individuals throughout the state.
In 2013, AzCHOW and the Arizona Prevention Research Center (AzPRC) at the University of Arizona convened the CHW Workforce Coalition. The first meeting included about 20 individuals in Tucson, Arizona. As on July 2017, the Coalition has grown to include over 200 academic, public health, health care, tribal and nonprofit organizations.
In June 2014, the Arizona Department of Health Services hired a CHW Program manager in the Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease. The Coalition grew with increasing participation from Universities, health centers, nonprofit organizations, and other networks of CHWs, promotores and CHRs across the state.