Florida Community Health Coalition- 4th Annual Summit Sept 2014

Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport, Orlando, Florida

September 25-26, 2014
Objectives for the Summit:
 Demonstrate the diversity of the Florida CHW Coalition
 Provide opportunities for networking to strengthen abilities to work together at the regional level throughout the year
 Examine how CHWs fit across the health care spectrum and into the changing landscape of health care delivery
 Provide an update on the CHW statewide certification process
 Review structure, model and mission of CHW Coalition and develop a plan for sustainability
 Conduct leadership skills training for CHWs

9:00-9:30am Registration, International A&B
9:30-10:00 Introductions, Welcoming Remarks, International A&B Brendaly Rodriguez, MA and Patria Alguila, Co-Chairs
10:00-11:00 What We Have Accomplished, Year in Review, International A&B DVD, Overview and Discussion from Sub-Group Leads (member input encouraged) Subgroup Leads Overview,

  • Steering Brendaly Rodriguez, Patria Alguila, Marion Banzhaf
  • Curriculum & Practice Cheryl Kerr, Martha Hicks, Sornia Joseph
  • Networking/Sustainability Kamaria Laffrey, Melissa Thibodeau
  • Policy Denise Kerwin
  • Regional Networking Brendaly Rodriguez, Lolita Dash-Pitts

11:15-12:15pm Mission, vision, and structure review, International A&B
12:30-1:15 Lunch – Regional Networking and Planning , Lobby
1:30-2:45 Planning SMART(ER) Objectives, Sustainability Planning
3:00-4:00 Continue Planning/Prepare discussion for Friday
4:00-4:30 Wrap up for Day
6:00 Awards Dinner

8:30-9:00am Registration for newcomers, Foyer of International A&B
9:00-10:00 PLENARY: Strategic Direction for the Florida CHW Coalition and the CHW Field, International A&B

Review of Strategic Planning Session: Steve Shelton, Brendaly Rodriguez, Patria Alguila, moderators
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 PLENARY: Progress on Creating a Pathway for Statewide Certification, International A&B Amy Farrington, Neal McGarry, Florida Certification Board
Marion Banzhaf, Brendaly Rodriguez, moderators
11:15- 12:30 Workshops (choose one)
Training CHWs: Enhancing Skills – Using Popular Education-

  • Colleen Reinert, MHP,
  • Patria Alguila, moderator

Developing Community Advocacy Skills

  • Leah Barber-Heinz, Florida CHAIN
  • Sornia Joseph, Moderator

Becoming a Person of Influence

  • Julé Colvin
  • Lolita Dash-Pitts, moderator

12:45-1:45 Lunch, Lobby

Concurrent Feedback Session of CHW Guide (limited to 12 bilingual pre-registrants), Location

2:00 -3:15 pm Workshops

Roundtable: CHWs and Participatory Community Based and Clinical Settings Research
Valentine Cesar, Cynthia Lebrón, Shelia McCann, and Brendaly Rodríguez, moderator

Roundtable: Supervising CHWs, Essential Elements for Good Relationships
Lucila Lopez, Florida Hospital, others TBD, Patria Alguila, moderator

Grant Writing and Sustainability
Julé Colvin, Lisa Hamilton, moderator

3:30-4:45 Afternoon Plenary & Closing: Our Time is Now! Moving Forward

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Thanks to the Summit Planning Committee: Patria Alguila, Marion Banzhaf, Lolita Dash-Pitts, Sean Dickerson, Susan Fleming, Cheryl Kerr, Natali Ramirez, Brendaly Rodriguez, Sornia Joseph, Lisa Hamilton, Maria-Teresa de Cespedes, Melissa Thibodeau, Kamaria Laffrey, Colleen Reinert, the CHW Coalition Steering Committee, Health Council of South Florida, and to everyone else who committed time and energy to make this Summit a success! Thanks also to Heather Pilcher, Blue Spark Event Design.