15th annual Community Health Worker Conference

15th annual Community Health Worker Conference

Community Health Workers (CHWs) rising to the challenge

Thursday, August 18, 2022
9am to 3:30pm EST 

Virtual via Microsoft Teams/Teams Live

Conference details

What to expect

Conference objectives
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  • Discuss how CHWs can reinvent methods to serve the community.
  • Describe the importance CHWs resiliency has in working through barriers. 
  • Examine the changing roles of CHWs to address changing community needs. 
  • Explain the importance of good mental health for CHWs as they navigate unexpected changes and demands.
Target audience
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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

Mosley Award for Extraordinary CHW Service
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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.

2021

Priority Health Medicaid Team

2019

Henry Ford Health System Community Health Worker Hub

2020

Genesee Health Plan Community Health Worker Team

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.

Extraordinary service

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

Please let us know if you need special accommodations due to the conference being virtual. Formal requests were due May 26, 2022, however, if you still have a need, we will do our best to provide the accommodation. Please email chweducation@spectrumhealth.org with requests.