The Patient Navigator/Community Health Worker conference series provides professional development and networking opportunities, along with tools, resources and practical skills building sessions. The conference series is designed for patient navigators, community health workers and those involved in developing patient navigator programs throughout the state and country. In the last few years, we have watched community health workers and patient navigators become a vital part of today’s healthcare system. In this sixth annual conference, we will take time to hear stories from this vibrant workforce.
New Date! The 6th Annual Patient Navigator/Community Health Worker Conference will be held onTuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA. To view programs and presentations from earlier years, please visit thePrevious Conferences page.
The 2015 conference will feature a keynote address by Shreya Kangovi, MD, and Tamala Carter. Dr. Kangovi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the Executive Director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers. She led a multi-stakeholder team that designed IMPaCT, a model of care in which CHWs support high-risk patients to set and achieve health goals. Ms. Carter is a community health worker with a background in Community Outreach. Prior to coming to Penn Medicine, she worked at the Enterprise Center, CDC with the Walnut Hill Street Team, canvassing door-to-door in the Walnut Hill community. Since joining Penn, she has worked as a Community-Based Interviewer.
A key element of the conference series is the annual poster session. This session allows participants to highlight the wonderful programs that individuals and their organizations bring to the community! This year’s program featured seven amazing stories.