Community Health Worker Conference
Each year, the Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention Unit hosts the Community Health Worker Conference. This conference is for community health workers from across the state to come together to learn new skills, support and empower each other, and showcase their own successes.
Thank you to the over 440 attendees for helping make the 2018 Community Health Worker Conference such a success!
The 2018 agenda, Resource Wall (PDF), and session presentation slides are now available until next year's conference.
Partnering for Success
- Pharmacies as a Community Healthcare Resource (PDF), Jenny Arnold, Pharm.D, BCPS
- CHW Panel, facilitated by Cheryl Farmer, MD
- Behavioral Health Peer Services 101 (PDF), Pattie Marshall, CPC, BS, and Wanda Johns, BA
- YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (PDF), Mattie Berry-Evans and Susan Buell
- CHW Panel, facilitated by Giselle Zapata-Garcia and Jesús Reyna, RN BSN
- ACHs: Better Health Together and Care Coordination (PDF), Alison Poulsen
- Faces of Peer Support: A Panel Discussion with Peer Counselors, Pattie Marshall, CPC, BS
Client Support Resources
- Integrating CHW Voice within System Transformation Efforts (PDF), CHW Collaborative of Pierce County
- Immunizations Across the Lifespan and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy (PDF), Columba Fernandez and Leigh Wallis, MPH
Immunizations Notes (Word)
- Childhood Injury Prevention (PDF), Kathleen Clary-Cooke, JD
- Building Relationship through Effective Communication (PDF), Eze-Basil Chinwendu Oluo
- Become a Diabetes Ambassador for Your Community (PDF), Kelsey Stefanik-Guizlo, MPH
- Trauma Informed Approaches to Child, Youth, Family, and Community Well-Being (PDF), Tory Clarke Henderson
- Breaking Barriers—Improving Health Access through CHWs (PDF), Silvia Kennedy
- The Four Dimensions of Cultural Wisdom, Roberto Dansie, PhD
- LGBTQ Panel, facilitated by Sandy Quiroga
- Strengthening American Indian/Alaska Native through Seven Generation Strategies (PDF), Jan Olmstead and Cindy Gamble
- Advocacy Ideas: Using Health Equity & Social Determinants Concepts (PDF), Michael O'Neill
- “I Will Hold the Stars for You”; The Precious Legacies of Self-Care by and for Women of Color (PDF), Michelle Osborne, JD
- Elder and Vulnerable Adult Neglect and Financial Exploitation: What CHWs Need to Know (PDF), Amanda Froh, JD
- The History of Promotoras of South Park (PDF), Monica Duarte and Isabel Quijano
Fostering Healthy Lifestyle
- Oral Health and Social Determinants of Health (PDF), Joseph Gillick
- Wisdom Warriors (PDF), Becky Bendixen
Wisdom Warriors Handout (PDF)
- Healthy Aging for Everyone (PDF), Carolyn Ham and Ana Milhalcea, MD
- Un Dia en los Zapatos De un Diabetico (A Day in the Shoes of a Diabetic) (PDF), Luz Romero
- Family Planning—How, What, Why, Who, and Where (PDF), Dorothy McBride, FNP, WHNP
Family Planning Resources (Word)
- It Takes a Village: A CHWs Role in Supporting, Promoting, and Protecting Breastfeeding (PDF), Michele Lord and Sandra Escalera, RN-BSN
- Men's Health—Living the Macho Man Way of Health (PDF), Jared Papa, MPAS, PA-C
Relaxation & Wellness
- Building Community Relations through the Power of Dance (PDF), Melissa Bless
- Yoga & Meditation for Health, Alyssa Auvinen
- Strong Bodies: More than Strong Muscles (PDF), Coach Lisa Stuebing
- Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (PDF), Julie Cauthorn
- The Food, Nutrition, Health and Wellness Workshop Series Project (PDF), Juana Royster, PhD
- Demystifying Eating Disorders (PDF), Andrea Johnson Adams, MS, LMHCA
- The Role of a Community Health Worker in Managed Care (PDF), Karen Mandella, RN, Kari Tumbleson, RN, and Amanda Turner
You can also watch the highlight videos from the 2016 and 2017 conferences below.
The Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention Unit offers in person trainings for healthcare professionals including clinic staff, community health workers, community organizations (such as churches and fitness clubs), employee wellness groups, and public health professionals. Our team will come to your location, free of charge, and provide one of two trainings:
- How to check and manage blood pressure.
- How to prevent and manage diabetes and prediabetes.
Each training is 2.5 hours long, available in English and Spanish, and can be adjusted to fit your group's needs. For more information or to schedule a training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-236-3677.
To learn more about diabetes and heart health online learning modules for community health workers, visit the Community Health Worker Training System webpage.