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Community Health Worker Conference

Tenth Annual Community Health Worker Conference

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Community Health Workers: Civic and Community Engagement - Telling Our Stories

Thursday, August 24, 2017
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Grand Valley State University – Eberhard Center

301 W. Fulton

Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6495

Conference Objectives

  • Identify innovative methods to promote community growth
  • Assess community needs through engagement
  • Describe how social determinants of health can be addressed through advocacy
  • Discuss the stories of CHWs from the field


  • Network, share experiences and learn from others
  • Rejuvenate your mind and spirit during this uplifting and energetic day
  • Opportunity to win door prizes (must be present to win)
  • Congratulate the winners of the 2017 Mosley Team Award for Extraordinary Community Health Worker Service

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.

Conference Details

Location and Parking
Hotel Accommodations
Call for Poster Abstracts
CHW Team Award Nomination Form


Registration Fee
General admission: $60 per person
Spectrum Health employees: $50 per person

The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments. Seating is limited. 

Registration fees must be received by August 18, 2017 to be admitted to the conference.

Spectrum Health will refund 50 percent of the registration if a written cancellation is received by August 7, 2017. Instructions are provided in your online registration. 


Questions can be directed to:
Dionne Chivis: call 616.391.2588 or email Dionne Chivis
Susie Williamson: call 616.391.1974 or email Susie Williamson
Lise Thomas: call 616.391.3310 or email Lise Thomas

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