Whether you are a busy clinician who wants to learn more about CHW strategies to help your patients and team, a public health student who is researching the CHW field, a community member who’d like to explore the CHW role as way to empower others, or a policymaker who wants to know how CHWs can help local constituents navigate complicated coverage and care systems, the following list of recent tools, articles and reports is intended to serve as a helpful digest.
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Free LIVE Webinar Series: Health Disparities – Community Health Workers’ Resources
Learn more about health disparities and community health workers with the American Diabetes Association’s webinar series! Register for 1, 2, or all 3 for free education and CME/CE. First webinar on December 11.
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.
The Juniper System: Preventing Falls & Managing Chronic Conditions
Juniper delivers programs to help adults manage chronic health conditions through a network of local leaders, community organizations and health systems. Georgia Lane discusses the Juniper system across Minnesota, the classes offered and how Community Health Workers can be involved with Juniper.
Peter Carlson, a Program Director with NorthRising and Patrick Malone, a Health Economist from North Memorial, will share their experience and strategies for using data and analytics to measure and communicate results.
Trauma 101: A Conceptual Framework for Community Health Workers
Dr. Antony Stately, Native American Community Clinic
Kimberly Fowler, National Council on Urban Indian Health
Sam Simmons, Simmons Consulting
Hawa Jama, Community Health Worker, Health Partners
Community Health Workers often work with people and communities impacted by trauma. What is trauma? Why is it important for Community Health Workers and their supervisors to learn about and recognize trauma? What are the impacts of historic, political and community trauma? How does trauma impact specific communities CHWs serve? These and your additional questions will be addressed in this webinar.
This webinar is one of three webinars on trauma impacts and CHWs.
This is What Trauma Looks Like: The Scientific and Biological Nature of Trauma
Reesma Menakem, Justice Leadership Solutions
Sr. Sara Langworthy, Developlay, LLC
Marie Tran, CHW at MN Dept. of Health
Trauma overwhelms a person and impacts function and learning. It is connected to all the chronic illnesses CHWs see their clients. This webinar addresses trauma triggers, the chronic nature of trauma, biological effects and impacts on specific communities: African American, American Indian and Refugee.
The Therapeutic Role of CHWs and Community in Healing Trauma
Dr. Jami Bartgis, One Fire Associates
Dr. Patricia Shannon, University of MN School of Social Work
LaTanya Black, CHW Connect
Vonyee Howard, Lutheran Social Services
CHWs can play a big role in addressing trauma in their clients and communities. This webinar covers trauma responses, strategies and best practices for CHWs and resources to educate others about trauma. Strategies for building individual capacity for healing and self-care for CHWs working with trauma will also be covered. Healing strategies for specific communities will be covered: African American, American Indian and Refugee.