The Project’s purpose is to serve as a statewide and national leadership resource for advancement of the CHW workforce through the provision of research, policy analysis and stakeholder education. The Project Core Team includes national leaders in CHW policy development and research who are active in the American Public Health Association (APHA). The Core Team also has access to a broad network of other experts in specific aspects of the CHW field, and will seek public and private grants and contracts to support its work.