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FREE SRJC CHW – DENTAL TRAINING Starts Wed June 19 ( wed evenings for six weeks)

SRJC CHW – DENTAL TRAINING
Wednesdays, June 19 – July 31, 2019
ENROLL FOR FREE TODAY: 707-527-4372
More info: https://tinyurl.com/CHW-Dental
Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa
 
Want to help your community? Jobs available now!
 
Topics include: dental basics, cavity prevention, nutrition for teeth, patient counseling and communication, and helping families improve their dental health.
 
This course is great for those who are interested in becoming a Community Dental Health Worker, current Community Health Worker (CHW) certificate program students,
community health workers, and care coordinators.
 
The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures, or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities–including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services, and athletics–and application for District employment.
 
Comm. Ed: Community Health Worker—Dental
Want to help your community? Jobs available now!
Wednesdays, June 19 – July 31, 2019
 
ENROLL FOR FREE TODAY: 707-527-4372
 
More info: https://tinyurl.com/CHW-Dental
Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa,

PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES (CDPH) 5.23.2019

PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES
Thurman, Robert@CDPH <Robert.Thurman@cdph.ca.gov> Thu, May 23, 2019 at 3:33 PM
To: “Konner, Julia@CDPH” <Julia.Konner@cdph.ca.gov>
ARTICLE – Northwest Regional Primary Care Association – Distance Education to Engage Alaskan Community Health Aides in Cancer Control – In response to Alaska’s Community Health Aides and Community Health Practitioners (CHA/Ps) desire to learn more about cancer by engaging in online learning, funding was sought and received from NCI to ANTHC.  Our project team consists of the caring expertise of diverse people passionate about making a difference in the story of cancer with and for Alaska Native people. Dr. Melany Cueva, the Principal Investigator, is a nurse and adult educator with over 20 years of experience working with the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). Joining her are Dr. Michelle Hensel, the ANTHC-CHAP Medical Director, Laura Revels, who shares her technology and storytelling expertise, and the evaluation expertise of Dr. Katie Cueva, assistant professor of public policy and health at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and Dr. Mark Dignan, Director of the Prevention Research Center at the University of Kentucky.

WEBINAR – Migrant Clinicians Network – Community Health Workers and How to Help Prevent Heat Related Illnesses– June 27, 2019 10am to 11am PT – This workshop will help community health workers recognize and prevent heat-related illness among at-risk workers. Case studies will show how to recognize the symptoms and health effects of heat-related illness. Participants in this workshop will receive resources for preventing heat-related illness. REGISTER IN ENGLISH        REGISTER FOR THE SPANISH LANGUAGE WEBINAR  June 25, 2019 Webinar from 10am to 11am PT Este taller ayudará a los trabajadores de salud comunitarios a reconocer y prevenir los signos y síntomas relacionados con las enfermedades causadas por calor entre las personas que trabajan en condiciones de riesgo. Hablaremos de cómo reconocer dichos signos y síntomas, y sus efectos en la salud de los trabajadores. Además se identificarán los derechos y responsabilidades de los trabajadores, así como los recursos disponibles para prevenir enfermedades causadas por el calor

FACT SHEET – National Osteoporosis Foundation – May is National Osteoporosis Month –  Protect your ability to live your best life.  Healthy Bones for Life – Clinician’s Guide – 25 Ways to Improve Bone Health

NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK – Office of Women’s Health – During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 20th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12, and is celebrated through May 18, 2019. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.  How I Make My Health a Priority – Dorothy Fink, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health and Director, Office on Women’s Health

STUDY – Dr. Neomi Shah, et.al/Mount Sinai School of Medicine – Sleep Apnea Severity, Myocardial Infarct Size on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Coronary Collaterals in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Multidisciplinary Study – Sleep apnea may protect the myocardium via ischemic preconditioning during acute myocardial infarction.

GUIDE – CA. Department of Public Health – School Based Health Centers Resource Guide – The school based health center resource guide is a collection of information about the public health programs and resources available to school based health center staff.

HEALTH CENTER RESOURCE CLEARINGHOUSE – Information resources from the health topic area database – the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse addresses the competing demands placed on a busy public health workforce by providing a broad framework of resources, tools, and supports to facilitate professionals’ ability to access and utilize health resources.

WEBINAR – REGISTRATION – National Center for Health in Public Housing – Using Technology to Improve Access to Health Care – June 5, 2019  10am to 11am PT – Electronic communication, such as emails, patient portals or text messaging, can be a useful tool in the practice of medicine and can facilitate communication within a patient-physician relationship. Throughout healthcare, there has been a recent push for electronic communications to be used more frequently as a means to improve quality of care. This webinar will explore the different technologies and devices used by two Health Centers to improve their communications with patients and their access to care, and provide examples and lessons learned.

FACT SHEETS/RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS – CDC/NIH – Osteoarthritis: In Depth ….. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)  ….. Alzheimer’s Disease at a Glance ….. Dietary intake levels for Calcium and Vitamin D ….. Menopausal Symptoms: In Depth

WEBINAR – REGISTRATION – Am. College of Lifestyle Medicine – June 4, 2019 1pm to 2pm CT –  Learn about the importance of Lifestyle Medicine and certification in the field from American College of Lifestyle Medicine President Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM. In addition, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine Executive Director Stephan Herzog will cover the types of certification available and the steps to become certified in Lifestyle Medicine.

GUIDELINES – U.S. Department of Agriculture – Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 (Eighth Edition) – Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan; focus on variety, nutrient density, and amount; Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats and reduce sodium intake; Shift to healthier food and beverage choices; Support healthy eating patterns for all.

REPORT – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology – Trends in Individual’s Access, Viewing and Use of Online Medical Records and Other Technology for Health Needs: 2017-2018 – The access, exchange, and use of electronic health information is essential for individuals to better manage their health care needs and share information with their providers and care givers.

WEBINAR – REGISTRATION – Rural Health Information Hub – Introducing the Rural Telehealth Toolkit – June 5, 2019 10am to 11am PT – The Rural Health Information Hub and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will present the Rural Telehealth Toolkit, which is designed to help rural communities identify and implement telehealth programs. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the toolkit compiles promising approaches and resources to support rural communities seeking to develop and expand telehealth programs. This toolkit presents practical strategies that can help rural communities identify successful telehealth models; address common implementation challenges; and prepare for long-term sustainability.

In addition to an overview of the toolkit we will feature three speakers that will describe lessons learned related to establishing and sustaining telehealth programs.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PLANNER – ODPHP/Move Your Way – Set your own weekly goals, choose the activities you want to do, and get personalized tips to help you stay motivated. When you’re done, print your plan or share it with friends and family.

CARDIOMETABOLIC DISEASE – Cardiometabolic Health Congress – Virtual Symposium: Updates in Inflammation and Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention – 1 Credit Hour  Healthcare professionals agree on aggressive therapy for secondary prevention of CVD with statins, the cornerstone of therapy; however, recent focus has been given to the role of inflammation in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis, the main cause of CVD, and as a treatment target for patients at risk. Observational evidence and results from clinical trials with statins have demonstrated that a reduction in inflammatory biomarkers, e.g., C-reactive protein (CRP), is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular events. A recent clinical trial has affirmed the hypothesis that reducing vascular inflammation in the absence of concomitant lipid lowering reduces the rates of cardiovascular events and demonstrated a 15% reduction in cardiovascular events compared to placebo.  During this activity, Brendan M. Everett, MD and Ishwarlal Jialal, MD, PhD will provide an overview of the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and atherothrombotic events and residual inflammatory risks in patients with CVD. The expert faculty will focus on the role of biomarkers in assessing secondary CVD risk and review the most recent clinical trial data from the completed CANTOS study and the ongoing CIRT trial. The activity will conclude with an interactive patient case moderated by Christie M. Ballantyne, MD to demonstrate a patient at risk for secondary CVD and how managing inflammation may potentially reduce that risk. Participants will also be given the opportunity to pose questions and interact with the expert faculty during this time to enhance their knowledge and clinical practice.

PUBLIC HEALTH – Am. Journal of Health Promotion – Public Perception of Quality and Support for Required Access to Drinking Water in Schools and Parks – An assessment of public support for required water access in schools and parks and perceived safety and taste of water in these settings to inform efforts to increase access to and consumption of tap water.

ASSESSMENT TOOL – CDC – Developing a Web-Based Cost Assessment Tool for Colorectal Cancer Screening Programs –  A web-based tool can be successfully used to collect cost data on expenditures associated with Colorectal Cancer activities.  Areas for future refinement include how to collect and allocate dollars from other sources.

  • Robert Thurman, Health Program Specialist
  • CA Dept. of Public Health
  • Chronic Disease Control Branch
  • P.O. Box 997377, MS 7208
  • Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
  • 916-650-0228

Free online AHA Training on Atrial Fibrillation, Thomboembolism and Stroke for CHWs

Greeting CHWs!

The American Heart Association, with input from the Institute for Public Health Innovation and support from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has developed a free resource covering the basics of atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat), venous thromboembolism (blood clots) and stroke conditions that affect more populations accessing services at community health centers. Register today for a for a FREE one-hour interactive course designed with you in mind.  REGISTER TODAY!! 

See the attached document for more information or REGISTER HERE.

1301 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
www.institutephi.org

Webinar: Advancing the Community Health Worker Workforce through Law and Policy

Advancing the Community Health Worker Workforce through Law and Policy

posted on Wed, May 8 2019 10:55 am by The Network for Public Health Law

June 20, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST

Community health workers (CHWs) are key members of both health care teams and the public health workforce and, with their close understanding of the communities they serve, are uniquely suited to help address root causes of poor health. As the CHW workforce grows, continuously evolving state laws and policies have the potential to improve public understanding of the CHW role and facilitate sustainable financing for CHWs.

Register

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Learn about legal approaches for advancing the CHW workforce
  • Obtain an overview of the current landscape of evidence-informed CHW laws and policies
  • Find out why it’s critical to meaningfully engage CHWs in the policy-making process
  • Hear about efforts to implement CHW policies and the lessons learned

Moderator:

  • Colleen Healy Boufides, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region

Speakers:

  • Colleen Barbero, Ph.D., Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Siobhan Gilchrist, J.D., M.P.H., Health Policy Analyst, IHRC, Inc.
  • Durrell Fox, CHW and Equity Consultant, John Snow, Inc.
  • Carl Rush, Public Health Policy Specialist, Community Resources LLC

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.

JOB: Community Engagement Manager (Sonoma County CA)

California Center For Well- Being

Community Engagement Manager

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to info@nccwb.org by May 15, 2019.

Join a team that makes a daily positive impact! The Northern California Center for Well-Being is
a local non-profit committed to empowering health and wellbeing for all. For over two decades
we have radically improved quality of life through our evidence-based programs and services,
and each year we serve 25,000 Sonoma County residents. We achieve positive change in the
overall health and wellness of our community through education, support, and advocacy, and
we lead with an empowerment model that inspires the ability of each individual to possess the
knowledge, tools, and spirit to take ownership of their health and wellness. The Center provides
an innovative, collaborative, and positive work culture where every employee is valued as an
integral part of our collective impact. Come join our inspired team of change-makers!

Reports to: Executive Director Status: Full time, Benefited, Exempt status Salary Range: $55K – $66K annual

DESCRIPTION: The Community Engagement Manager (CEM) is the link between the community and the Center for Well-Being’s mission and vision to transform community health. The CEM is responsible for the development and growth of the “Community Health Worker Center of Excellence,” and will organize and develop Community Health Worker (CHW) trainings, outreach events, and workforce opportunities. The CEM holds a key leadership role within the organization, and is responsible for all grant oversite and successful attainment of grant deliverables. The position will coordinate and supervise the work of grant staff, as well as manage project budgets and work plans. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and charismatic multitasker who is passionate about empowering voice in underserved communities and working to eliminate social, economic, and health disparities in Sonoma County.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Community Engagement:  Lead the growth of the “Community Health Worker Center of Excellence,” by elevating the Center as the leader of all CHW related trainings, activities, and community partner;  Convene regular CHW network meetings, trainings, and networking opportunities to build a cohesive coalition of CHWs in Sonoma County and bring the cultural community together; 2  Provide a vision for empowering community health that addresses the social determinants of health, the systemic effect of poverty, and the gross disparities that exist in our community today;  Identify and broadly communicate employment and volunteer opportunities for CHWs;  Demonstrate compassion and empathy for the community served.

Training/ Curricula Development:  Using best practices from contemporary pedagogy and adult learning, develop bilingual curricula and training materials for CHW development and specific grant-related educational focus;  Create engaging and dynamic trainings that include small group activities, hand-on learning, didactics, opportunities for role play, and evaluation of skills learned;  Facilitate and implement trainings for CHWs as part of the CHW core competencies as well as continued personal and professional development;  Develop evaluation tools to test the efficacy of trainings.

Community Partner Liaison:  Serve as the key contact for community partners in regard to funding opportunities or community based collaborations;  Attend strategic community meetings to promote the work of the Center and to identify opportunities for collaborations;  Acts as a resource to support community health education efforts;  Grow visibility of the Center through broad communication of Center activities, including public service announcements, press releases, and active posting and management of social media.

Grant Management:  Manage all grant programs, including monitoring and evaluation of program efficacy, compliance with grant reporting regulations, and coordination with other agencies and partners;  Create and maintain a grant tracking and compliance system;  Provide fiscal oversite of all grant activities, including invoicing, staff allocations, budget spend-down, budget revisions, and overall fiscal compliance;  Ensure the successful attainment of all grant related activities, including deliverables and program benchmarks, complete timely grant reports, and serve as main point of contact for all grantors;  Supervise Community Engagement Department grant coordinators, supporting them to ensure the successful implementation of all program requirements, as well as contributing to their continued growth and professional development as valued members of the Center team;  Source continued opportunities for program funding, including researching RFPs, submitting LOIs, and developing grant narratives, work plans, and budgets in collaboration with the grant team and Executive Director;  Contribute to the fiscal viability of the organization by supporting tasks associated with the Center’s annual fundraiser, including identifying potential event sponsors and donors.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:

1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish, including computer literacy skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 2. Demonstrated experience with community organizing/engagement, underserved and vulnerable populations, and grants and/or program budget management. 3. Ability to develop and facilitate group trainings, health education presentations, and targeted community outreach through a culturally humble lens. 4. Ability to develop and execute collaborative arrangements between programs and organizations, including the management of resources and staff. 5. Resourcefulness, thoroughness, and the ability to deliver under pressure with varying degrees of oversight, 6. Ability to relate to very diverse actors in a supportive manner and to be effective in a variety of settings, including the ability to carry messages across different audiences. 7. Bachelor’s degree in social work, community organizing, sociology, public health, or related field preferred; 2-year degree required.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Possession of a C.A. Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and the ability to drive throughout the County for presentations.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to info@nccwb.org by May 15, 2019.

Health Initiative of the Americas 19th Anual Conference (SPANISH)

Health Initiative of the Americas 

19th Anual Conference (SPANISH)

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
8:30 AM- 4:00 PM

The California Endowment
2000 Franklin St
Oakland, California 94612
United States

 

The ​Health ​Initiative ​of ​the ​Americas, ​​UC ​Berkeley’s ​School ​of ​Public ​Health ​invites ​you ​to ​participate ​in ​the ​XIX ​Binational ​Promotores ​Conference, ​2019. ​ This annual conference is aimed at Community Health Workers (CHW), community leaders, coordinators and people working to improve migrant’s heath conditions and well-being.

This event offers participants  updated information relevant to the health of Latin American migrants living in the United States, as well as useful tools that allow the personal and professional development of CHWs.

Join us in celebrating 19 years of collaboration! 

Registration fee includes:
  • Educational Materials
  • Access to Presentations
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
***Please note that all presentations are held in Spanish. 
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La ​Iniciativa ​de ​Salud ​de ​las ​Américas, de la Escuela ​de ​Salud ​Pública de UC Berkeley ​tiene el gusto de invitarle ​a ​participar ​en ​la ​XIX ​Conferencia ​Binacional ​de ​Promotores ​2019. Esta conferencia anual esta dirigida a promotores de salud, líderes comunitarios, CHW, coordinadores y personas que trabajan para mejorar las condiciones de salud y de vida de los migrantes.
Este evento ofrece a los participantes información actualizada y relevante a la salud de los migrantes latinoamericanos viviendo en los Estados Unidos, así como herramientas útiles que permiten el desarrollo personal y profesional de los promotores.

¡Únete a celebrar 19 años de este programa!

La cuota de inscripción incluye:
  • Acceso a las presentaciones
  • Materiales educativos
  • Desayuno
  • Comida
***Por favor, tomar en cuenta que todas las presentaciones serán en español. 
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Instrucciones de pago/ Payment Instructions:

  • Tarifa de Inscripción /
    Registration Fee: $25
  • Forma de pago / Payment methods: 
    Tarjeta de crédito o cheque /
    Credit card or check
  • Hacer cheques a nombre de: UC Regents /
    Make Checks payable to: UC Regents
  • Envíe por correo a / Mail to:
    Health Initiative of the Americas
    50 University Hall- MC 7360
    Berkeley CA 94720
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    Último día para registrarse: 5 de marzo, 2019
    o al alcanzar cupo máximo /
    Last day to register: March 5, 2019
    or when registration space fills up

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NCHWA Calls for 20 CHW Ambasador Applications

NCHWA Calls for CHW Ambasador Applications

The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) is seeking interested CHWs to become NACHW Ambassadors. We are seeking a total of 20 CHWs to serve in this capacity. In order to maximize our reach, only one CHW will
be selected from any given state. Ambassadors will act as liaisons between NACHW and local, state and regional CHW networks and associations. This is a one-year commitment. Ambassadors will receive training during the Unity 2019
Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada (April 14-17, 2019) which will provide them with the information and skills needed to be successful in their commitment as an Ambassador.