Community Health Workers 101 (CHWs N' Action Webinar Series)

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Target Audience

Novice and Seasoned CHWs, Practice Administrators, Public Health Practitioners, CHW Supervisors, Health and Social Care Team Members, Public Health Team Members, Community and Clinically Integrated Networks, and others interested in and/or engaged in improving population health.

Description

A community health worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. In practice, CHW is an umbrella term and includes community health representatives, promotors, peers, and other workforce members who are frontline public health professionals that share life experience, trust, compassion, cultural and value alignment with the communities where they live and serve. CHWs are gaining recognition for the growing evidence that associates them with improved health outcomes. This orientation will explore why CHWs are an expanding profession and some of the benefits of their work.

Objectives
• Define CHWs as a profession.
• Identify CHW roles and competencies according to the CHW Core Consensus (C3) Project.
• Describe the benefits of adding a CHW to a health and/or social care team.
• Distinguish how clinical and community CHWs may operate differently in practice and in scope
• Identify how clinical and community settings can collaborate with CHWs.


Speakers
Center for Community Health Alignment, Mecklenburg County Public Health Department, and Mecklenburg County CHWs

Date/Time
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
12:00pm-1:00pm

Webinar Information
This webinar will be broadcast with Zoom. Instructions to join the webinar will be emailed prior to the event. You can test your computer by going to the Zoom Test Page.

Webinar Series
Other trainings in this series include:

Race and Health Equity
April 10, 2024 | 12:00pm-1:00pm
CLICK HERE for more information

Addressing SDoH to Improve Population Health
May 8, 2024 | 12:00pm-1:00pm
CLICK HERE for more information

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Center For Community Health AlignmentCommunity Health Worker Initiative
Mecklenburg County Public HealthQueen City Connect

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Contact

Cortney Fowler BSBA

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Sarah Covington-Kolb MSW, MSPH, Keila Marlin , Brittany Weatherall BSPH, MHA
Date(s)
Mar 13, 2024
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
Credit
0.10 - CEU
1.00 - Contact Hours
Location
South Piedmont AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Mar 13, 2024
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location
South Piedmont AHEC
Room
Live Webinar
Fees
$0.00
Free Registration
Credits
0.10
CEU
1.00
Contact Hours