We are thrilled to announce that Carla Caraballo, a longstanding Community Health Worker at Lowell Community Health Center, has received the esteemed 2023 Esther M. Holderby Extraordinary Community Health Worker Award from the National Association of Community Health Workers.
This award celebrates Community Health Workers who excel in improving public health and advocating for community needs. Over her 15-year career at Lowell CHC, Carla has climbed the ranks from an asthma-focused health worker to becoming the Program Manager of the Social Determinants of Health strategy.
Not only does she mentor other Community Health Workers, but she also forms and sustains critical partnerships within the community. Known statewide for her expertise in asthma management, Carla is also involved in several statewide initiatives and has shown remarkable resilience and commitment, particularly during the pandemic.
The award was presented at the National Association of Community Health Workers’ Unity Conference in Austin, Texas last month, but Carla could not attend in person. Earlier this week, Carla got a pleasant surprise during Lowell CHC’s Leadership Meeting with a special presentation by her colleagues and leadership from the MA Association of Community Health Workers who joined the meeting remotely to thank Carla for all she does.