3426.0 Building Healthy Communities - Community Health Workers, Cultural Competency & Health Equity

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 PM
Session Objectives: - Discuss the benefits of involving Community Health Workers in community-based program design and delivery and the use of standardized, competency-based training for Community Health Workers - Explain the use of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (CLAS Standards) in promoting health equity - Describe inter-organizational collaborations to integrate cultural competency in health care access and delivery

4:30 PM
Community health workers: A Chicago metropolitan strategy to increase employment
Suzanne Davenport, EdD, Cynthia A. Boyd, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Sheila Castillo, MUPP and Joseph Harrington, BA
5:10 PM
Lessons Learned from a Community-Academic Initiative (CAI): The Development of a Core Competency-Based Training for CAI-Community Health Workers
Sergio Matos, BS, CHW, Yumary Ruiz, PhD, MPH, Smiti B. Kapadia, MPH, Nadia Islam, PhD, Arthur Cusack, PhD, FHFMA, Sylvia Kwong, BA, April Hicks, Kim Yu, MPH, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH and Mariano Rey, MD

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)