MDH Asthma Program Offers Scholarships

Please see the attached flyer with details and registration link ( communicating the 20 scholarships the Minnesota Department of Health’s Asthma Program is offering CHWs for Asthma Education from the Association of Asthma Educators.

The link leads to expanded details about the course with session dates and registration link.

If anyone is interested in working with their community, this is the time and opportunity to learn and become a Community Health Worker (CHW) as these course would be paid for by the Asthma Program with MDH. Please invite family and friends to check out this flyer and if there are any questions, please call the number on the flyer for more information.

Thank you!

Welcome Angela Fields as the new Associate Executive Director

Angela R. Fields, CHW and Associate Executive Director

My CHW journey to becoming the Associate Executive Director (AED) at the Minnesota CHW Alliance.
Angela R. Fields is a Community Health Worker. Angela is a dedicated and experienced service provider, entrepreneur, mother, and grandmother. Angela credits her family for inspiring her zest for life, her drive and ambition, and passion for being a helping professional.
Ms. Fields has over thirty years of experience in the healthcare industry. Angela received her Associates Degree in Human Services and her Community Health Worker Certification from Minneapolis Technical College. For over three decades Ms. Fields has worked as an allied health worker in the areas of Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiography, Medication Management and as a Mental Health Practitioner. Angela also has an extensive history in clinical laboratory work and in-home health care.
Angela volunteers regularly and is an active and engaged community member for the betterment of those suffering from chronic health issues including mental health diagnosis and substance use disorders and those experiencing economic disparities.
Angela is accustomed to working with multidisciplinary care teams across health and social systems providing customized education, information, and applicable resources in a person-lead approach.
Angela facilitates the monthly CHW Learning Circle for the Minnesota CHW Alliance (MNCHWA). The MNCHWA Learning Circle is brought to you by the Minnesota CHW Alliance which lays out a platform designed of clear organizational goals and objectives for the advancement of all those in the CHW profession.
Angela Fields understands the importance of CHW leadership, workforce development, job readiness and job sustainability for those in her profession. Angela is the newly appointed Associate’s Executive Director at the Minnesota CHW Alliance. Angela brings her strategic thinking, good judgment, vision, and leadership skills to her role as Associate Executive Director.
On a lighter note, in her free time Angela enjoys the simple things in life such as gardening, cooking, and avidly reading books. She loves spending time with friends and family especially her beloved grandchildren that affectionately refer to her as “Nana.”

Welcome to your new role as the Associate Executive Director Angela. We are so glad you are a part of our growing team!

CDC Resources for Community Health Workers

We want to celebrate and recognize community health workers (CHWs) and their role as an essential connector between communities, health care and social systems, and state health departments.

Explore this resource collection and enhance your work.
Be sure to share with colleagues!

Community Health Worker Resources
Lists programs across the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that offer CHW resources.
Community Health Worker Toolkit
Provides online training, lessons learned, and best practices to train and build the capacity of CHWs in their communities.
National Association of Community Health Workers Document Resource Center
Provides CHW leaders, current and potential employers, and payers with a searchable collection of documents on state-level CHW policies.
Engaging Community Health Workers in the Development of a Statewide Infrastructure for Sustainability
Presents a summary report and job aid from a CDC forum on promoting the long-term sustainability and financing of CHWs.

Guides for CHWs to engage people with diabetes and those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well With Diabetes 
2022 update now available

Road to Health Toolkit: How to Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes in Your Community: A Resource for Community Health Workers
Coming soon! Both resources include expanded content and tips for virtual delivery. 

Thank you to all community health workers!
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