Virtual 14th Annual Community Health Worker Conference

Community Health Workers:
Navigating the New Virtual World During a Pandemic

During these unprecedented times it is our priority to cautiously and responsibly plan for the upcoming Community Health Worker Conference. Key factors that have been considered include conference size and the geographical spread of attendees. In considering these factors along with CDC recommendations, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities has made the decision to hold the Community Health Worker Conference virtually.

Thursday, August 19, 2021
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Conference Objectives:

  • Discuss methods to cultivate health minds and spirits in self and others
  • Describe how Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) can be addressed through advocacy
  • Develop techniques to assist Community Health Workers (CHWs) in motivating their clients during COVID-19
  • Evaluate COVID-19 effects on communities and how to address them

Target Audience

The conference is designed for CHWs. CHWs are known by a variety of names, including village health workers, public health technicians, promotoras, community health advisors, outreach workers, health auxiliaries, health workers, lay health workers, health agents, health promoters, family welfare educators, health volunteers, school health aides, diabetes community health workers and community health aides.

6.0 CHW Continuing Education Hours applied toward your MiCHWA Certification Requirements


Click Link to download and view City of Grand Rapids Proclamation: City of GR Proclamation


Winners of the Annual Mosley Award for Extraordinary Community Health Worker Service

The Mosley Award for Extraordinary Community Health Worker Service was established in 2016.

2020: Genesee Health Plan Community Health Worker Team

2019: Henry Ford Health System Community Health Worker Hub

2018: Priority Health Community Health Workers

2017: Northwest Michigan Health Services Inc. Enabling Services Team

2016: Marta Lugo-Rodriguez, CHW, Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center, Inc.

Previous Community Health Workers recognized at the annual conference for their extraordinary service include:

2015: Octavia Smith, CHW, Western Wayne Family Health Center

2014: Deborah Staten, CHW, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities, School Health Advocacy Program

2013: Jimmie Fox, CHW, Community Benefit of Mercy Health, Health Project – Michigan’s Prisoner Reentry Program

2012: Jami Shelton, CHW, The Birth Center