Each year, before the KYACHW conference, KYACHW members will nominate a CHW that is a KYACHW member for one of the following awards, Extraordinary Contribution, Outstanding CHW, and CHW Champion. This is our winners for the 2021 Awards.
Extraordinary Contribution Award
To honor a individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the community health worker profession in Kentucky.
Awardees are anyone who has gone above and beyond as a CHW (former or current) or Champion.
2021: Kala Gilliam
Outstanding CHW Award
To honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the community health worker profession in Kentucky.
Awardees are current or former community health workers.
2021: Darla Shepherd
CHW Champion Award
To honor an individual who has supported and advocated for the community health worker profession in Kentucky.
Awardees can be anyone who champions the CHW profession
2021: Christy Begley
We want to congratulate all of our winners of this year’s CHW awards.