Community Health Workers: Part of the Solution for Advancing Health Equity; Perspectives and Initiatives from the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (Region IX)

Community Health Workers: Part of the Solution for Advancing Health Equity; Perspectives and Initiatives from the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (Region IX) The Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (Region IX) and ASTHO are held a webinar which addressed case studies that have demonstrated the value and impact of community health workers (CHWs) on health disparities and how this documented value of CHWs can assist in educating and informing the work of policymakers, payers, and other critical audiences. The webinar highlights Region IX/RHEC’s focus on CHWs role in enhancing health equity and addressing the social determinants of health, discusses the history and current landscape of CHW practices in the region’s states and territories, and discusses recommendations on how to build and sustain a regional system of support for CHWs and organizations that utilize CHWs. Slides will be made available at http://www.astho.org/t/event.aspx?eventid=11083

Webinar Objectives:

  • To highlight Region IX/RHEC’s focus on CHWs role in enhancing health equity and addressing the social determinants of health.
  • To discuss the history and current landscape of CHW practices in the region’s states and territories.
  • To discuss recommendations on how to build and sustain a regional system of support for CHWs and organizations that utilize CHWs.

Moderator

Shene’ Bowie-Onye, DrPH, ACSM-HFS

Executive Director, California Healthy Kids and After School Resource Centers

Alameda County Office of Education

 

Speakers

 

  • Anna Alonzo, Office Chief for Chronic Disease for the Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Emma Torres, Executive Director of Campesinos Sin Fronteras