Registry update

Registry Committee Update from Registry Project Manager!

Hello Everyone from the Registry Project Manager, Sydney Bernard!

I hope you all are hanging in there as we approach the first anniversary of our COVID-19 shelter-in-place and my first anniversary of working at the Alliance. I cannot believe it has been a year since I started working with the Registry Committee to create the Minnesota CHW Alliance Registry; we have accomplished so much in just a year! From drawing up the plans, conducting focus groups and interviews, building the registry, and launching, It has been a fun and busy year.

We have had lots of activity on the website and the registry. We decided that it was time to invest in a faster platform, so we have partnered with Brave North Technology to bring some updates to our website to make it faster and even more secure than ever before! While we don’t anticipate any changes to the availability or content of the website and registry, we will let you know if that comes. We are excited to continue to make our website more user-friendly–and if you have any ideas on how to do this, please email mnchwallianceregistry@gmail.com

CHWs are registering, stakeholders are joining as supporters of the initiative, the job and educational opportunities pages are full of relevant material for CHWs, and the discussion boards are very busy with networking and connection! One new feature of our website is that we have a COVID-19 discussion board (for Registry members only) and a webpage with CHW-specific COVID-19 information. We hope both of these resources help you in networking and utilizing tools to navigate this pandemic.

We continue to have a  promotion of $10 off a CHW registration for the first 75 registrants with the code NEWREGISTR, bringing a CHW registration fee down to $20 for access for the whole year! If cost is a barrier to you joining the registry as a CHW, please reach out to the Registry Committee via the email below. We have limited scholarship support and would love to work with you on getting access to the registry.

Interested in joining us or want to know more? Visit the Alliance website for more information about the registry and how to register, including a short instructional video. Questions? Need help to get registered? Scholarship support? Don’t hesitate to contact us at: mnchwallianceregistry@gmail.com

Thanks and kudos to the following CHWs and stakeholders who worked together to design the Registry with helpful input from Minnesota CHWs, supervisors and educators as well as colleagues at the Michigan CHW Alliance and national experts:

  • Registry Committee: Kimberli Barker, Kathleen Call (Chair), Phoebe Chastain, Joan Cleary, Anne Ganey, Jeanne Holfield, Hilda Sanchez-Herrera
  • Sydney Bernard, Registry Project Manager
  • Shandy Potes Mangra, Registry Consultant
  • Adri Lobitz, Registry Manager

We would also like to acknowledge Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota for their support.

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