Utah Community Health Workers


The Community Health Worker section began on May 19th 2016. Our mission is to empower Community Health Workers in Utah by recognizing, embracing, and advocating for the impact and value of their work within our diverse communities. Anyone can join the section and participate in our monthly meetings.

Our Vision: We envision a Utah where well-trained Community Health Workers are the cornerstone of health and social justice.



Chairs: Susi Feitch Malohifo'ou and Susana Alba
Co-Chair: Laura Ceron
Treasurer: Cecilia Armaza
Secretary: Sarai Dickerson-Hernandez



Last Tuesday of every month

Doty Education Center Building 5
5121 S Cottonwood St
Salt Lake City, UT  84107




The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) contracted with UPHA for our CHW Section to collaborate with the UDOH to utilize CHWs to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on underserved and underrepresented communities.  CHWs will help protect and promote health within their communities while also strengthening the sustainability and infrastructure of CHWs in Utah.

Three New Staff Members are being Hired to Manage the Project

As soon as the funds come from UDOH, three new Covid19 staff will be hired immediately, and begin working on training and reporting efforts throughout the state.  These staff will be seeking out and securing partnerships with other organizations, supporting community messaging regarding the pandemic, translating materials in various languages and building a Registry of CHWs across the state.  They will also promote the CHW Core Skill training and help with enrollment and coordinate with different partners and employers to identify and enhance CHWs roles and staffing needs.

UPHA and the CHW Section leaders advertised and recruited for the three new positions listed below through July 2, 2020.

THE RECRUITMENT EFFORT ENDED - applications are no longer being accepted.

The Position Descriptions below outline the duties of the three coordinators :

  Project Coordinator - Position Description
  Project Communication & Membership Coordinator - Position Description
  Project Outreach & Partnership Coordinator - Position Description