Sew up the safety net: Aligning key stakeholders to develop core competency training for CHWs working to address infant mortality in Detroit
Learning Areas:Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Identify and discuss lessons learned regarding the strengths and limitations of using a partnership approach to design, implement and evaluate a Community Health Worker training. Describe and understand the role of the convener/ lead agency in facilitating and supporting all aspects of this unprecedented and effective community level intervention. Discuss the usefulness of training CHW’s as a vehicle for providing information, mentorship, education, support and resources to impact infant mortality rates in Detroit. Explain methods for engaging partner organization to train Community Health Workers. Identify key training components for Sew Up the Safety Net for Women & Children.
Keyword(s): Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Community-Based Partnership
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: With over 20 years in public health I have participated in numerous research initiatives that focused on the social determinants of health, health literacy and chronic diseases. Within each intiative there was a strong training component in which I coordinated the aligning of key stakeholder to develope core competencies for CHW's. I have also chaired the development of a certificate program for CHWâs at Wayne County Community College.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.