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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

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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.  


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