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Community Health Workers (CHWs): Part of the Solution for Advancing Health Equity; Perspectives and Initiatives from Region I Webinar

posted Sep 11, 2014, 12:12 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:22 PM ]
On August 5, 145 participants attended the New England RHEC hosted a webinar on “Community Health Workers (CHWs): Part of the Solution for Advancing Health Equity; Perspectives and Initiatives from Region I.” The webinar was hosted in partnership with the Association for State and Territorial Heath Officials (ASTHO). Presentations highlighted promising practices from the two decades of CHW workforce development in the New England states, and state level partnerships and collaborations. Recommendations were provided to the regional leaders for employing these practices throughout the nation.

Speakers focused on the critical role of CHWs in advancing health equity, examining the CHW workforce development models implemented in Massachusetts in Maine. Presenters included New England RHEC members Durrell J. Fox, Director of Minority AIDS Initiative at the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and Barbara Ginley, Project Director of the Maine Community Health Workers Initiative. They were joined by CHW Workforce Consultant Lisa Renee Holderby-Fox and Geoff Wilkinson, Associate Professor of the Macro Social Work Department at Boston University’s School of Social Work.

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udW_KAD-bYA.