July CHW Learning Circle

July CHW Learning Circle

The monthly CHW Circle meeting, hosted by CHW Angela Fields and WellShare, will occur this Wednesday, July 14th at 3 pm! The Circle welcomes all CHWs, and those with like roles, to attend to engage in this community support network and discuss the topic of the month.

This month’s topic is the opportunity to share your thoughts and discuss CHW advancement in Minnesota. One lucky CHW will win a free year membership for the MNCHWA CHW Registry! 

Meeting link: 

Topic: MNCHWA Learning Circle: Alliance Investment Meeting
Time: Jul 14, 2021 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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CHWs and COVID-19 Vaccination

CHWs and COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccinations are dropping off in Minnesota at a time when it is still incredibly important to do all we can to protect ourselves and others from this virus. It is likely that different infrastructure will be needed to reach Governor Walz’s state vaccination goal of 70% by July 1 which is just two weeks away. The Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance works to promote CHWs and would like to highlight the value of CHWs in closing the vaccination gap for BIPOC and rural communities across the state.

In Minnesota and across the U.S., CHWs are a growing and diverse health equity workforce on the frontlines of this pandemic. As trusted members of the communities they serve, CHWs are a critical link between the underserved and complex health and social services systems. Due to their position, CHWs are a natural workforce to call upon to assist with vaccine outreach. They work in clinics, local public health, community non-profits and other community-based organizations addressing health inequities through outreach, education, care coordination and other services.

As the vaccine campaign enters its next phase, CHWs are vital community connectors in reaching vaccine-hesitant communities. To strengthen Minnesota’s COVID-19 response, it’s important to scale up efforts to incorporate and support trained and trusted CHWs to create an effective, culturally informed pathway to reaching all communities across Minnesota. CHWs are an integral part of the solution.

– Shandy Potes Mangra, CHW 

For more information on CHWs and COVID-19 vaccination, click to see this guide by the WHO

June 28th DHS Webinar on High Risk Pregnancies

Women with High-Risk Pregnancies: The Role of Community Health Workers Webinar

The Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance is hosting a webinar on Monday, June 28th from 1-3 pm on Women with High-Risk Pregnancies: The Role of Community Health Workers!

This is an opportunity to learn more about caring for women with high-risk pregnancies and hear from a panel of Community Health Workers with experience in these situations.

Register for the event by clicking here. 

NACHW Conference July 28th-29th

NACHW UNITY Conference: July 28th-29th

The National Association of Community Health Workers is hosting their UNITY Conference and Annual Meeting from July 28th to 29th, 2021. This virtual event designed for CHWs and ally members to come together to make a difference. 2021’s theme is ‘Bringing Hope & Care to Communities’ brings us together to connect and elevate our workforce and shape how NACHW works on your behalf. The event is an opportunity to learn best practices, meet peers from across the country, and strengthen CHW capacity. 

Click here to register. 

Click here to apply for scholarships. Due July 16th.