2018 Conference

Click here to see the final schedule for the 2018 AzCHOW Conference! 

About The 2018 AzCHOW Conference

The 15th Annual AzCHOW Conference will take place on June 21-22, 2018 at the Hotel Tucson City Center in Tucson, Arizona. The AzCHOW Conference  is the signature event for the Community Health Worker (CHW) workfroce in Arizona.

The theme of the conference is “Community Health Workers: Uniting Our Voice to Advance Health Equity.”  CHWs are a vital workforce in today’s healthcare system: we connect patients to care, improve health service delivery, and advocate for vulnerable populations in our state. The annual conference strengthens the CHW workforce by providing training, building professional capacity and sharing knowledge about the pressing health issues facing Arizona’s communities.


Registration is open for the 2018 AzCHOW Conference. Please register through our Eventbrite page: 15th Annual AzCHOW Conference. 

Please see our registration packet for more information about the conference. Please also see our sponsorship packet below for information on how you can support this important event.

Schedule and Speakers

We are still finalizing the schedule for the 2018 AzCHOW Conference, but below you will find a list of some of the topics you can expect to find at the conference:

  • CHW Workforce Updates: Advocacy, Policy and Voluntary Certification
  • Training sessions on diabetes, children’s oral health, behavioral health, precision medicine, cardiovascular disease, chronic conditions, and geriatric health.
  • A poster session highlighting research and practice involving CHWs in Arizona
  • Interactive workshops to discuss social determinants of health and how CHWs can work to identify and address them


The conference will take place at the Hotel Tucson City Center. Parking is free for conference attendees. The Hotel Tucson City Center is close to downtown Tucson, historic 4th Ave, and the University of Arizona.

There is a block of rooms reserved at the Hotel Tucson City Center. Please mention the AzCHOW conference when you call to make reservations. Studios are $79 and renovated studios are $99. Studios include one king or two queen beds.  Please note that the AzCHOW Conference planning committee recommends the renovated studios. Phone number: (520) 622-3000

There are several other hotel options available near the Hotel Tucson City Center, including a Country Inn and Suites, El Presidio Bed and Breakfast, Arizona River Park Inn (Ramada), and several other hotels downtown, off the highway and near the University.

CHW Scholarships/ Becas para promotore/as

Every year, AzCHOW provides scholarships for CHWs to attend the conference. The scholarship this year will cover the CHW registration costs. CHWs can apply for a scholarship until May 25th through the following link: 2018 AzCHOW Conference Scholarship Form. 

Esta solicitud es para los/Las promotore/as que desean solicitar una beca para asistir a la Conferencia de la Asociacion de CHWs/Promotes (AzCHOW). La fecha limite para aplicar es el 25 de Mayo. Aplique aqui: 2018 Solicitud de Beca.

Joel S. Meister Outstanding CHW Award / Reconocimiento de Promotor/a de Salud Excepcional Dr. Joel S. Meister

The Arizona Community Health Outreach Workers Association (AzCHOW) would like to recognize and honor the service of a Community Health Worker (CHW) in Arizona. Recognition of Awardee will occur during luncheon award in recognition of Dr. Joel S. Meister (pioneer and co-founder of the Promotora/CHW movement in Arizona) on June 22. You can nominate a co-worker (CHW), a CHW from another organization that you think deserves to be recognized, or you can nominate yourself using the following form: Award Nomination for the Joel S. Meister Outstanding CHW Award. 


La Asociación Estatal de Promotores/Trabajadores Comunitarios (AzCHOW por sus siglas en Ingles) estará otorgando un reconocimiento a un Promotor/a, Trabajador/a de Salud Comunitaria (CHW por sus siglas en Ingles) en Arizona. El premio al CHW/Promotor/a será presentado el día 22 de Junio, durante el almuerzo en reconocimiento al Dr. Joel S. Meister (pionero y co-fundador del movimiento de promotoras en Arizona).Usted Puede nominar a algún compañero/a, algún otro promotor/a que usted piense que merece ser reconocido, o usted se puede nominar usted mismo en el formulario siguiente: Nominación al Reconocimiento de Promotor/a de Salud Excepcional Dr. Joel S. Meister 2018.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Registration Packet for the 2018 AzCHOW Conference

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Sponsorship Packet for the 2018 AzCHOW Conference

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