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UNITY 2016: “Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and Improving Outcomes.”

The Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its 14th annual Unity conference July 17-20, 2016 at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia.  Unity 2016 is a national conference designed for and about community health workers.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and Improving Outcomes.”

Unity 2016 will address the role community health workers play in creating access to care, reducing care costs, and promoting healthy and happy communities.  The conference will stress the importance of community health workers reducing health disparities; promoting social justice; shaping policy and practice; return on investment; and methods of overcoming barriers to CHW program success.

Community health workers and other interested parties can submit a presentation abstract proposal for consideration.  The Call for Abstract Presentations is now available and can be accessed at https://usmuw.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2tb9sx6yleyJR9H.

For more information, please visit CSHO’s website after March 3rd to learn more about the conference or other exciting training opportunities.  For any questions about Unity 2016, contact Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson at (601) 266-6266 or susan.johnson@usm.edu.

Additional details available via the event press release (PDF).

RESOURCES

CHW Social Change

Plenary Policy & other approaches

Return on investment for CHW

Unity C3 Project Presentation

Levels of Racism: A Theoretical Framework – A Gardeners Tale

 

 

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Unity Conference 2015 

“Community Health Workers – Transforming Communities through Trust, Compassion, and Commitment.

July 12-15, 2015 | Memphis, TN

The Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO) at The University of Southern Mississippi, with support from Sanofi US, NeedyMeds, Mariposa Community Health Center Platicamos Salud, Center for Health Impact ™ (formerly known as Central Massachusetts AHEC, Inc.), MHP Salud, and Community Resources, LLC., will hold its 13th annual Unity conference July 12-15, 2015 at Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Unity 2015 is a national conference designed for and about community health workers. The theme for this year’s conference is “Community Health Workers – Transforming Communities through Trust, Compassion, and Commitment.”

Unity 2015 will address the role community health workers play in creating access to care, reducing care costs, and promoting healthy and happy communities. The conference will stress the importance of community health workers to the delivery of health and health reform; promoting social justice; shaping policy and practice; return on investment; and methods of overcoming barriers to CHW program success.

The conference format will include plenary sessions with addresses from keynote speakers and panelists, as well as numerous breakout, poster, skill-building, and roundtable workshop sessions. Community health workers are strongly encouraged to attend. Unity 2015 is an opportunity for community health workers to share knowledge, information, and expertise with other community health workers, colleagues, and policy makers.

The conference registration fee is $300 and includes training, materials, and lunch each day. Twenty Scholarships for registration are available for community health workers through Needy Meds. Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities will be available during Unity 2015. We encourage community health worker programs and related service providers and educational programs to exhibit during the conference. We also encourage stakeholders to consider becoming sponsors or sponsoring CHWs to attend for Unity 2015. For any questions, request a scholarship application, or to discuss opportunities for sponsorship or exhibiting during Unity 2015, contact Susan Mayfield-Johnson at (601) 266-6266 or susan.johnson@usm.edu.

Memphis, home of the blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, is centrally located in the heart of the nation. With its wonderful restaurants, shopping, zoo, historic museums, and the ever famous Graceland, Memphis is an exciting place for a conference. Come join us as we celebrate “Community Health Workers – Transforming Communities through Trust, Compassion, and Commitment.” Be sure to mark your calendars now to join us in Memphis, Tennessee in July for Unity 2015!

Forms:
Unity2015 Registration Form
Unity2015 Sponsorship Form
Unity2015 Presentation Abstract Form
Unity2015 Exhibitor Registration

Contact Information:
Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson
118 College Drive #5122
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406
Telephone: 601.266.6266 Fax: 601.266.5043
Email: susan.johnson@usm.edu

Scholarships

NeedyMeds is proud to partner with The Center for Sustainable Health Outreach at The University of Southern Mississippi to offer up to 20 scholarships of $200 each to help defray the registration costs of the Unity Conference. The conference takes place July 12-15, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel.

In order to be eligible for this grant, applicants must:

  • Be employed by a 501(c)(3) non-profit
  • Work face-to-face with clients
  • Be able to cover the other costs of attending the conference

Deadline is April 25, 2015
Learn more about scholarships here