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Angie Kuzma , CHW, MPH

Policy & Advocacy Manager, NACHW

Angie Kuzma is the Policy & Advocacy Manager for the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW), a fiscally sponsored program of HRiA. She is a community health worker (CHW) based in Portland, Oregon. In her role at NACHW, Angie works in solidarity with CHWs to promote CHW self-determination, leadership, and sustainability in local, state, and federal policy. In her previous role at the Oregon Community Health Workers Association, she served as Chair for the Payment Models Subcommittee of the Traditional Health Worker Commission and worked to integrate CHWs, doulas, peers, and additional community-based workers in Oregon’s Medicaid program. Angie is in her second term as an elected Section Councilor and Policy Committee Co-Chair for the CHW Section within the American Public Health Association. Her experience in direct service as a CHW working with people experiencing house/homelessness spans a decade, two Federally Qualified Health Centers, and multiple volunteer settings.