Executive Search

The Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance (Alliance) is seeking a .8 FTE contracted Executive Director. The Executive Director must be able to provide both strategic vision and strong operational management of a state-wide nonprofit organization. The mission of the Alliance is, “Build community and systems capacity for better health through the integration of community health worker strategies.”

2019 Conference Materials Available Online

Download presentations and materials from the 2019 Annual Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance Statewide Conference

New Resource Available: Multi Cultural Perspectives in Cancer Outreach

American Indian Perspectives, March 20, 2019

This webinar was presented by the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance. In this webinar, Joy Rivera of the American Indian Cancer Foundation brings attention to multi-cultural perspectives including American Indian cancer burdens and solutions, strategies and best practices for CHWs and resources to educate others about Cancer. CHWs play an essential role in educating community members about cancer.

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UCare Gift to Advance Health Access and Equity

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to share some wonderful news: UCare has provided the Alliance with a generous gift of $50,000 to advance health access and equity through CHW strategies!

In addition, UCare has supported the work of the Alliance for many years through board leadership. A number of years ago, a UCare executive served on our founding board. Currently, Ms. Jeri Peters, Vice-President of Clinical Services and Behavioral Health, serves on the Alliance board providing guidance and leadership and contributing to sound governance; essential in every well-run nonprofit organization.  

We are thrilled with the strategic investment by UCare that allows the Alliance to move ahead with several important priorities during 2019 including:  

Updating the standardized curriculum

We will convene a multi-disciplinary work group (faculty members, CHWs and community stakeholders) to comprehensively update the current curriculum framework with the latest resources and content.

Creation of a state-wide CHW registry

There are approximately 700 individuals who have completed the 14-credit program and are CHW certificate holders. Having a registry of certificate holders enables us to:

  • Survey CHWs and their employers as to future education and training needs;
  • Help with recruitment and retention in various regions in the state; and
  • More effectively promote and engage in public policy related to health equity.

Advance and promote CHWs as important public health resources

In the next few weeks, the Alliance will be actively advancing the field through:

  • Serving on the March 22 panel at the MPHA “Public Health Matters” Policy Forum at the New Brighton Community Center. The panel will discuss training and mentoring the next generation of community health professionals including community health workers. 
  • Sending our Community Engagement Specialist to the National CHW Conference in April: Unity 2019: “Community Health Workers – Unlocking the Door to Healthier Communities” which is also the launch of the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW); and
  • Continuing the work of the Healthy Communities Task Force serving as a data repository and co-convener with CHW Solutions.

As a statewide leader and voice of CHWs, the Alliance relies on each of you to promote, participate, and financially support the important work of the Alliance ensuring improved health outcomes for all. We would love to hear from you.

Thank you and Happy Spring!!!  

Renae Oswald-Anderson, MPNA

Interim Executive Director

MN Community Health Worker Alliance