ARCHWA is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership-based organization founded in 2015 to support community health workers across the state. 


To support Arkansas community health workers in promoting improvements in health and health care


Community health workers are seen as members of a vital profession. ARCHWA will be recognized as a leader for improving the public health, well-being and quality of life for all Arkansans.


  • Compassion
  • Trust
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Equity 


  • Provide training, continuing education and career advancement opportunities
  • Advocate for steady and reliable funding for community health worker programs
  • Increase public and professional recognition of community health worker knowledge, skills and contributions
  • Convene community health workers to share resources and offer mutual support