Alliance Registry Presentation at the Minnesota Public Health Association Annual Conference
On April 29th, Sydney Bernard, Registry Project Manager, and Adri Lobitz, Registry Manager, will present on the creation and implementation of the Alliance’s CHW Registry that that was launched this past fall.
The following is an overview of their presentation:
The Minnesota Community Health Worker (CHW) Alliance’s focus is to constantly seek equitable and optimal health outcomes for all communities. CHWs are still new to many Minnesota health and human services agencies and the field faces challenges related to awareness, recognition, and integration into team-based models. Stronger connections between CHWs, healthcare and public health systems, payers, policy-makers, community-based organizations, employers, and other allies are needed to sustain this workforce innovation and maximize its potential to help address Minnesota’s persistent health inequities and strive for more equitable healthcare access. In the Fall of 2018, exploration began by the Alliance into forming a state-wide CHW Registry in order to create a platform for CHWs and stakeholders to work towards the above focus areas. This presentation will go over the creation of the registry, lessons learned along the way, and leveraging such a tool to better advance the CHW field.
Click here to see the conference agenda and to register.
Scholarships are available to attend the conference.