It may seem as if the Alliance has been quiet lately. There is a lot going on behind the scenes as we live our mission of equitable and optimal health outcomes for all. We have many active committees and exciting things in the works. Chief among them are the following.
The Minnesota CHW Registry is now up and running. Take a look at it here: https://mnchwalliance.wpenginepowered.com/minnesota-chw-registry/
This work was done by the Registry Committee with the partnership of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. The Registry is a place to post job and educational opportunities, resources, and updates, as well as engage in discussions about the field. We see it as an important tool to grow the field and the use of CHW strategies for health equity.
Our curriculum updating is ongoing. I know, this seems like a long process and it is. It started with getting CHW and stakeholder input and continued through redesigning and updating classes using that input plus faculty and CHW knowledge. We are getting close to complete and it is shaping up nicely. Minnesota’s CHW Certificate Curriculum will remain a leader in the nation. This work is being done by the CHW Alliance Education Committee.
Legislative work is underway and more will be published about that in later blogs and on the Registry. We have an exciting legislative and policy agenda with a growing number of partners.
Finally, we are increasingly involving CHWs in our work. Angela Fields facilitates the CHW Circle, Shandy Potes Mangra assisted with the Registry launch, Hilda Sanchez Herrera helps with social media posting (get on our Facebook and Instagram feeds), CHWs were involved in updating curriculum modules and we have three CHWs co-teaching the Mother’s Recovery Program- more to come about that later too.
So stay tuned and thank you for your continued support of the Alliance. Still waters run deep and there is much to report.
Post Authored by Anne Ganey