Our Mission: Working together to increase the number of Community Health Workers in Kentucky to improve health care access and positive health outcomes for all rural Kentuckians

AKHCAN is an established, cohesive, multidisciplinary group of experts and stakeholders, joined together by a formal structure and a shared vision of healthier people in Kentucky. The network supports Community Health Worker (CHW) programming to address the unique health care needs of rural Kentuckians.

AKHCAN utilizes the combined experience, commitment and expertise of the Network to:

  1. Expand CHW programming throughout Kentucky
  2. Develop quality training and tools for statewide utilization
  3. Explore viability of a certification process for Kentucky CHWs
  4. Support CHW workforce development

To join the Network, contact us at info@akhcan.org.


Member Organizations

Ashland-Boyd County Health Dept.
Big Sandy Health Care
Bon Secours
CHES Solutions Group
Family Health Centers
Floyd County Health Dept.
KY Department for Public Health
KY Health Information Exchange
Kentucky Homeplace
KentuckyOne Health
KY Population Health Institute
KY River District Health Department
Montgomery County Health Department
Northeast Area Health Education Center
Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization
Purchase District Health Department
Saint Claire Regional Medical Center
Shawnee Christian
Sterling Health Solutions
Three Rivers District Health Dept.
UK Area Health Education Center
UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health

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