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 HHS Organizational Chart http://www.hhs.gov/about/orgchart/

White House-   HHS – Office of Health Reform-Public Health Policy – Mayra Alvarez

Mayra E Alvarez

Mayra E Alvarez

Mayra E. Alvarez, MHA
Director of Public Health Policy
Office of Health Reform
Mayra.Alvarez@hhs.gov

Mayra E. Alvarez is the Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she has primary oversight responsibility for coordinated and timely implementation of the public health, prevention, and healthcare workforce policy provisions in the Affordable Care Act. Previously, Ms. Alvarez served as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Majority Whip of the U.S. Senate, where she advised the Senator and helped develop his legislative agenda on health issues. Prior to working in the office of Senator Durbin, she served as a Legislative Assistant for then-Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis, the chair of the Health Task Force for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Ms. Alvarez began her work in Washington D.C. as a David A. Winston Health Policy Fellow in the office of then-Senator Barack Obama. She completed her graduate education at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley.

 Office of Minority Health

Photograph Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health

Dr. J. Nadine Gracia is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and the Director of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities

CALIFORNIA

Department of Health Care Services

Governor Edmund G Brown 

Office of the Governor Edmund G. Brown

Director Toby Douglas

DHCS Director Toby Douglas

On January 7, 2011, Governor Brown appointed Toby Douglas as director of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).  Home to the state’s Medicaid program, called Medi-Cal, DHCS administers programs to support the vital health care needs of nearly 10 million Californians. ( See SB 1322 ( Hernandez)  Bill to amend State Medicaid law to include reimbursement for prevention services by non licenced public health workers including CHW of all job titles)

 

California Health and Human Services

The California Department of Public Health

Dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California.

Dr Ron ChapmanDirector of the California Department of Public Health

Dr Ron Chapman Director of the California Department of Public Health

 

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development OSHPD 

Director: Robert P David 

Robert P David

Deputy Director: Lupe Alonzo-Diaz, MPH  Phone: (916) 326-3700

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Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development California Workforce Investment Board  Health Workforce Development Council Career Pathway Sub-Committee Final Report September 2011

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Career Pathway Sub-Committee(Table 1. pages 9-10)

MEMBER NAME                 ORGANIZATION
Kevin Barnett                    California Health Workforce Alliance
Steve Barrow                     Chair California State Rural Health Association
Cindy Beck                         California Department of Education
John Blossom                     California Area Health Education Center
Dena Bullard                      UC Office of the President Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development *California Workforce Investment Board
David A. Cherin                 CSU F and California Social Work Education Center
Diane Factor                      Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Priscilla Gonzalez-Leiva    California Institute for Nursing in Healthcare
Cindy Kanemoto                California Department of Consumer Affairs
Laura Long                         Kaiser Permanente, National Workforce Planning and Development
Cathy Martin                      California Hospital Association
Jose Millan                         California Community College Chancellor’s Office
Caryn Rizell                       California Primary Care Association
Anette Smith-Dohring       Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
Sheila A. Thomas (Jenni Murphy) Office of the Chancellor, California State University
Linda Zorn                         California Community College Health Workforce Initiative

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development * California Workforce Investment Board* Health Workforce Development Council  ( Pages 71-7;7 Page 73 visual representation of career path for Community Health Workers/Promotoras)

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Community Health Worker/ Promotor Career Pathway -Jeff Oxendine

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development California Workforce Investment Board Health Workforce Development Council Career Pathway Sub-Committee (Mental Health – Peer Support Specialists 39-44 (Total 55 pages) October 2013

Jeff Oxendine

Peer Support Specialist Career Pathway – Jeff Oxendine  

Jeff Oxendine

Jeff Oxendine  

Gil Ojeda and Perfecto Munoz of the California Program on Access to Care (CPAC)

convened a  nine person Promotores Workgroup to examine and develop the Community Health Worker (CHW)/Promotores career pathway. ( PPT Revised 6/13/11) Members of this workgroup included:

  • Alma Avila, City College of San Francisco
  • America Bracho, MD, Latino Health Access
  • Arturo Carmona, CoFEM
  • Xochitl Castaneda, HIA-UC Berkeley
  • Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga, Vision y Compromiso
  • Julie Hernandez, Proteus
  • Lupe Nunez, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
  • Helda Pinzon Perez PhD, Professor, CSU Fresno
  • Josefina Ramirez
  • Assembly Member Manuel Perez

 

Alma Avila

Alma Avila

America Bracho

America Bracho

Xochitl Castañeda

Xochitl  Castañeda

Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga VYC

Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga VYC

Arturo Carmona

Arturo Carmona CoFEM 

 

 Text Book: Foundations for Community Health Workers

Contact Authors directly at City College of San Francisco: Alma Avila email: aavila@ccsf.edu  or  Tim Bertold email:  tberthol@ccsf.edu

Product Details

Foundations for Community Health Workers (J-B Public Health/Health Services Text) by Tim Berthold, Alma Avila and Jennifer Miller (Aug 31, 2009)
 
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Leveraging Community Health Workers within California’s State Innovation Model: Background, Options and Considerations Prepared by Anna C. Davis, MPH; Prepared for the California Health and Human Services Agency; Funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation, ( July 2013; 20 page; 36 references)

Taking Innovations to scale: Community Health Workers, Promotores, and the Triple Aim- A Statewide Assessment of the Roles and Contributions of California’s Community Health Workers  Prepared by the California Health Workforce Alliance; Senior Investigator Kevin Barnett, DrPH,MCP, Public Health Institute ( December 2013, 78 pages; 60 References)

Kevin Barnett

Kevin Barnett

 CA4Health Public Health media messages

  1. Safe routes to school
  2. Chronic disease self management
  3. Reducing consumption of sugary beverages
  4. Smoke free multi unit housing

Contact: Pamela Ford-Keach

Pamela Ford-Keach

Pamela Ford-Keach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vision Y Compromiso

 

California State Rural Health Association (CSRHA) 

 Health Workforce Development Council (HWDC)

www.csrha.org/resources/hwdc_promotores.ppt‎

American Public Health Association CHW Section  ; California Public Health -North CPHA-_N 

Carol West APHA CHW Section Councilor

Carol West APHA CHW Section Councilor

 

CHW Central Resources

CHW Central is an online community of practice that brings together program managers, experts, practitioners, researchers, and supporters of CHW programs. The website is a virtual meeting place to share resources and experiences and to discuss and develop questions and ideas on CHW programs and policy. This site is available to all, however to participate actively in the conversations you need to register for a free membership. – See more at: http://www.chwcentral.org/about-chw-central#sthash.FZF6Dlhl.dpuf