Job Opening: Community Health Worker Registry Manager

Community Health Worker Registry Manager Position Description

25% FTE (10 hours/week) contract position

$15,600 (520 hours @ $30)

Purpose

The purpose of this position is to manage and promote the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance online Registry, website management/updates and the monthly E-newsletter. This position works closely with the Alliance Registry Committee and reports to the Board Chair.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently while also using judgement on when to seek guidance to ensure success of new initiative.
  • Commitment to health equity.
  • High level of personal responsibility and commitment to the mission of the CHW Alliance

Communication Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Skilled in networking and relationship-building; ability to establish and maintain rapport with diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of how to send appropriate mass emails and other communications.

Technological Skills

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite; specific experience with Excel including data pulling, converting, and cleaning.
  • Familiar with and willing to gain competency in WordPress, Mailchimp
  • Experience with data collection, analysis, management and reporting.
  • Experience coordinating and managing programs and/or publications.
  • Experience in gathering and synthesizing research and other information.
  • Capable of learning new technology as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Business or a related field
  • Three years relevant experience
  • Experience with WordPress and MailChimp

Specific Tasks

Responsible for ongoing development of design, content, and all processes necessary for the operation, promotion and maintenance of the MNCHWA CHW registry (e.g. applications, CHW profiles, employer/stakeholder profiles, renewals, queries etc.)

  • Manage new CHW Registry entries
  • Update current CHW Registry entries.
  • Send reminders to current registrants to renew.
  • Coordinate and share information with registrants.
  • Respond to registry queries.
  • Pull a data set from the registry database and clean and filter it within Excel.
  • Moderate the registry community posts.
  • Create an annual report on the CHW field
  • Report on MNCHWA Registry status to the board, committees, other staff and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with an advisory committee and support them in understanding the limitations of the website as it is currently designed while maximizing its utility.
  • Market and promote the use of the Minnesota Community Health Worker Registry.

Responsible for managing the Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance website and enewsletter.

  • Update and manage all technical aspects of the Alliance website.
  • Update and manage all informational content of the Alliance website.
  • Gather information, create and distribute the monthly enewsletter.
  • Manage enewsletter mailing list.
  • Other as requested.

Send resume, cover letter, and sample of writing to Anne Ganey at atganey@gmail.com

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April 2020 MNCHWA Spotlight: Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim

Community Health Worker

Mayo Clinic Health System

I was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. I have a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Benadir University in Somalia and have worked in trauma and emergency surgery including service overseas with the International Committee of Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.  Now I live in Mankato with my lovely wife Samsam. I have three boys, Hamza, Hisham and Hilal. I love soccer, reading and volunteering.

I earned my CHW certificate from Rochester Community and Technical College and currently work as a CHW in Mayo Clinic Health System where I serve as a central link between patients and health and social service providers, conducting home visits, facilitating health literacy workshops, and providing culturally-responsive interventions to address Somali health disparities.  In addition to that, I am studying for the US medical license examination test to continue the journey of helping underserved communities as a doctor.

In addition to my professional role, I am highly engaged in the greater Mankato community serving on several area committees and boards, including Blue Earth County Mental Health Task Force, Mayo Clinic Community Cancer Research Advisory Committee, Mayo Clinic Health System Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Mayo Clinic Health System Family Medicine Quality Committee. I am a founding member of a developing grassroots group, Linking for Good, a committed group of local Somalis seeking to build bridges between the Somali and the greater Mankato community.  I also serve in a leadership role as one of the Imams at the St. Peter Islamic Center and Dar Abi Baker at Mankato.

In addition to our daily work to provide the Somali community in the Mankato-St. Peter area with information on the COVID-19 virus and Minnesota’s response, we have been doing many things.  These include:

  1. We have set up two What’sApp groups for Somali community members—one for Mankato and North Mankato and one for St. Peter.  You may already know this—community members move around between these communities.  A mom may live in St. Peter while here daughter lives in Mankato. This is often the case so there is a lot of movement back and forth.
  2. We set up a free conference call listening session to share information with the community and answer questions. We will continue to use free conference calls for meetings and for educating the community.
  3. We have identified people in housing complexes in Mankato, North Mankato and St. Peter where many Somali families live to share information with families in the building. We use What’sApp and free conference calls to inform these key people.

What’sApp and free conference calls are good tools because people can ask questions.  We find people have a lot of questions because they know something critical is happening, but they are not getting the information in Somali they need to understand. They have a lot of questions.  What’sApp is very simple and used by young and old alike.

Free Webinar Series: Health Disparities – Community Health Workers’ Resources

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trusted, knowledgeable frontline public health workers who typically come from the communities they serve. The American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes highlights the importance of CHWs in diabetes prevention and management, especially among underserved communities.  This webinar will focus on integrating CHWs into the public health care workforce as a strategy for increasing health equity and access and improving population health, while decreasing costs.

Register

Webinar # 1 – Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 1:00 PM ET
Community Health Workers (CHWs): Strong Evidence-base for Embracing CHWs into the Public Health and Healthcare Workforce

CE Credits Available: 1.0

Speakers
Durrell Fox, BS, CHW, National Association of Community Health Workers 
Betsy Rodriguez, BSN, MSN, CDE, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learning Objectives

• Summarize the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommendations for interventions engaging community health workers can be used to improve health outcomes and prevent disease and increase health equity.
• Explain the roles and competencies that CHWs can play in diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention.
• Discuss action steps that webinar participants can take to capture the contributions of CHWs in their individual settings.

Webinar # 2 – February 2020
Diabetes 101: Resources for Community Health Workers
More information coming soon

Webinar # 3 – March 2020
What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Addressing Diabetes & Food Insecurity: Resources for Communities in Need
More information coming soon