CDC Webinar Today: Achieving a Strong Evidence-base for Sustainable Community Health Worker Programs
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET (RECORDING)
Sponsored by Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

This is the second webinar in the Community Health Worker (CHW) Call Series.  This webinar focuses on integrating CHWs into the public health and healthcare workforce as a growing strategy for increasing health equity and access and improving population health, while decreasing costs.  ASTHO, with funding from HRSA, will host an interactive panel discussion to highlight issues related to evaluating of CHW programs. This webinar will provide an overview of CHW evaluation, describe the CHW Common Indicators Project, and highlight action steps that participants can take to capture the contributions of CHWs in their individual settings.

Presenters: Noelle Wiggins; Terry Masson;  Edith Kieffer; Leticia Rodriguez Garcia, CHW, MPHc



Certification and Licensure
March 3, 2016

This interactive call provided an overview of state legislative activity related to certification and training of CHWs, described the Community Health Worker Core Consensus (C3) Project, and discussed the pros and cons to certification through a facilitated panel discussion with three CHW experts.


Planning for Outreach Program Implementation

Wed, May 18, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Presented by Health Outreach Partners

Implementing a comprehensive outreach program requires structure that allows all members of the team to understand their roles and responsibilities. Programmatic work plans outline how an outreach team will complete their work by describing exactly what the program hopes to accomplish and the specific steps to do so. Policies and protocols establish important guidelines for carrying out outreach activities and outline specific processes that support implementation. In this webinar, participants will learn how to develop a work plan for their outreach program. Participants will also gain the tools to develop policies and protocols for their program. This webinar builds on planning components introduced in the previous webinar entitled Establishing an Outreach Program Vision and Monitoring Your Progress.

Learning Objectives:
• Participants will be able to identify and describe the components of a work plan and create one for their own program.
• Participants will be able to use the tools presented to develop their own policies and protocols.
• Participants will understand how all of the components of planning support the implementation of a comprehensive outreach program.

Contact:    Rosa Navarro   navarror@ncchca.org



ASTHO:  Community Health Worker Certification and Licensure

On March 3, 2016   ASTHO, with support from HRSA, will host the webinar “Community Health Worker Call Series #1: Certification and Licensure.” This webinar will provide an overview of state legislative activity related to certification and licensure of community health workers, describe the Community Health Worker Core Consensus Project, and discuss the pros and cons of certification through a facilitated Q&A among panelists and participants.

Center for Disease Control (webinars) Promoting Policy and Systems Change to Expand Employment of Community Health Workers (CHWs)

This course is designed to provide state programs and other stakeholders with basic knowledge about Community Health Workers (CHWs), such as official definitions of CHWs, workforce development, and other topic areas. In addition, the course covers how states can become engaged in policy and systems change efforts to establish sustainability for the work of CHWs, including examples of states that have proven success in this arena.

The six-session course covers

  1. CHWs’ roles and functions
  2. Current status of the CHW occupation
  3. Areas of public policy affecting CHWs
  4. Credentialing CHWs
  5. Sustainable funding for CHW positions
  6. Examples of states successful in moving policy and systems change forward

The course sessions are self-paced. Completion time for each session is between 30–45 minutes. The user does not have to take each session in succession.





Accountable Health Communities Deep Dive: Current Models and Lessons Learned Web Forum on Thursday, February 25, 2016. We would really appreciate your feedback about the Web Forum, so please be sure to complete our online evaluation survey by going to www.surveymonkey.com/r/D4H149. The Web Forum recording, presentations, and resources will be available on the Dialogue4Health website atwww.dialogue4health.org/web-forums/detail/ahc-models-and-lessons-learned.

Community Prevention and Multi-Sector Stakeholder Web Forum Series
Listen and view the presentations, transcripts, and recordings:

Stepping Up to Make a Difference: The Vital Role of Anchor Institutions in Community Health Improvement
January 27, 2016

Advancing Accountable Health Communities: A New Funding Opportunity to Spur Clinical and Community Partnerships
January 20, 2016

A New Road Forward: How Hospital, Public Health and Stakeholder Collaboration has Changed the Community Health Landscape
October 15, 2015