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Materials from March 29th CHW Policy Forum Now Available!

On March 29, 2011, Health & Medicine and partners* hosted a forum, "Exploring Policies that Support Community Health Workers in Illinois," to discuss policy development for Community Health Worker (CHW) Training, Certification, Workforce Development, and Funding.  The forum was attended by over 130 CHWs/Promotoras de Salud, researchers, academicians, and program directors. Click Here for the Forum Agenda Click Here for the Forum Summary Speakers Included:

  • Wandy Hernandez, HealthConnect One
  • Steve Rothschild, MD, HMPRG Board Member, Rush University Medical Center
  • Clarita Santos, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Laura Bahena, Chicago Community Health Workers Local Network
  • Molly Martin, MD, Rush University Medical Center
  • Laura McAlpine, Advocacy Consultant for HealthConnect One
  • Lisa Renee Holderby-Fox, Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers
  • Talibah Johnson, Chicago Community Health Workers Local Network
  • Quentin D. Young, MD, HMPRG Board, IL Public Health Advocate

PowerPoint Presentions:

Small Workgroup Discussion Notes:

Other Handouts:

Click Here for the Full Forum Notes Click Here for a List of Attendees *The forum was supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and co-sponsored by the Chicago Community Health Workers Local Network, HealthConnect One, Chicago Partnership for Public Health, Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition, CEED @ Chicago, Department of Preventive Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, IL AHEC Network, and Illinois Environmental and Occupational Education and Research Center at UIC School of Public Health.