Thank you Jacquelyn

Thank You to Our Intern Jacquelyn

Jaquelyn Chagnon was an intern this year for the Alliance. We were lucky to be able to utilize her skills and passion for Public Health. Here is what she had to say about her experience:

As an intern with the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance, I was able to immerse myself within the legislative action committee and work with people from a variety of different backgrounds. I helped to craft Minnesota state bill language that would improve the Community Health Worker (CHW) experience across the state if passed. I was also a part of the background work to prepare for introducing a bill to the state legislature. It was an invaluable experience to see real-world applications of the policy work I’ve been learning about in the classroom. The Alliance and the committee trusted the interns to have large roles in this work and valued all the input and work we put into it. This was the perfect opportunity to learn about how new policy is crafted from a grassroots level with a team that was supportive, engaging, and wanted the interns to receive valuable experience. 

Legislative Action Committee Chair Kathleen Call extends a gracious thank you to Jaquelyn for her work:

A heartfelt thank you to Jaquelyn from members of CHW Legislative Action Committee. We benefited greatly from Jaquelyn’s contribution to our efforts to develop policy and practice solutions that have the potential to sustain the CHW workforce. She worked on a variety of tasks demonstrating tremendous organizational skills, independence and enthusiasm. She will be missed!

Understanding the Major Body Systems: Knowledge Essentials for CHWs Event Recording

Last week, the Alliance hosted a successful 2-hour Anatomy and Physiology training for CHWs. We would like to thank everyone who attended as well as PCHI for facilitating the event.

Please see the links below to view the recording and access the handout from the session.

Link to the recording:

Link to handout:

Education Opportunity | Understanding the Major Body Systems: Knowledge Essentials for CHWs

A2-hour virtual workshop presented by the Minnesota CHW Alliance and the Pathways Community HUB Institute (PCHI)

December 14, 2021 from 12:00-2:00pm

Click here to register.

In their role as teachers, Community Health Workers often discuss health-related topics with their clients.  Having a basic knowledge of major body systems, including the purpose, organs, and normal processes can be helpful in educating clients about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and chronic disease management.

Facilitated by Teresina Simmons (Nurse Terri), the systems overview features the CHW Learning Lab with CHW Kimberly Miller, anatomy professor Lew Milner, and pediatrician Dr. Mark Redding.  Using plain, simple language, the Learning Lab team explains each system using definitions, processes, and examples that CHWs will find useful in client education.  The workshop covers the cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, immune, and nervous systems. 

BIO:   Teresina (Nurse Terri) Simmons is a Registered Nurse, Certified Doula, Health and Wellness educator, CPR Instructor, and CBRF Instructor.  As a nationally Certified PCHI CHW Training Instructor, Terri provides education on health and medical topics through the lens of community health workers.

Terri is CEO & Founder of Regal Aspire, LLC.  Regal Aspire, LLC, whose motto is “Doing What Matters Most”, promotes family wellness and empowerment through transformative, hands-on care, education, practical trainings and employable skills.  Her experiences range from clinical to administrative/supervisory in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  She is also currently the Chair on the Board of Directors for the Madison Gospel 5K Foundation which promotes creating healthy lifestyles for families through faith, fellowship and fitness.  

December CHW Meeting Date-Time-Zoom link provided

December CHW Circle | Conversation About Aging and Senior Health and Chronic Disease Management with Juniper

On Wednesday, December 1st at 3 pm join the Alliance for our last CHW Circle Meeting of the year!

This meeting will focus on aging, senior health, and chronic disease management with the Juniper team from Trellis. The Juniper Project is an evidence-based program that helps people manage chronic conditions, get fit, and prevent falls.

Click here to learn more about the Juniper Project.

Click here to learn more about Trellis.

Link to join the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 852 4347 9079
Passcode: 149338