Conference Agenda

Eleventh Annual Community Health Worker Conference
August 23, 2018

Agenda

7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking

7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Agency Exhibits

8:15 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. 

Opening, Housekeeping and Introduction - William Jackson, CHW
MiCHWA Registry, Rebecca Lindsey-Smith, MPH, CHES

8:25 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. 

Welcome – Ken Fawcett, MD
Vice President, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities

8:35 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
Introduction of Keynote – Graciela Cadena, CHW

Keynote Address: The Power in Your Story, Mariano Avila, Journalist, WGVU

9:40 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Break

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Session 1 Workshops
1-A. Equitable Opportunity, Affordable Homes and Thriving Neighborhoods: Transforming Our Community’s Housing Narrative, Ryan VerWys
1-B. LGBTQ, Cultural Competency, Leslie Boker
1-C. MiCHWA’s Year of Growth: CHW Certification, CHW Education and CHW Sustainability Efforts, Priscilla Hohmann, MSW, MDIV and Rebecca Lindsay-Smith, MPH, CHES
1-D. Panel: The True Value of Food and Mental Health, Terri Kirkpatrick, CHW, Jennie Mills and Erin Skidmore, MEd
1-E. Sleep 101, Kim DeLaFuente, MA, ACSM-PD

11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. 
Break

11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. - Session 2 Workshops

2-A. Hoarding: A Community Approach, Stephanie Hecksel, Officer Jeremy Huffman, Eric Jordan, Officer Shelly Weiss and Kate Wert, LLMSW
2-B. Strengthening Families and Fathers: Understanding the Impact of the Criminal Justice System on the Lives of Children and Incarcerated Fathers or Fathers on Probation/Parole, Cole Williams, Social Work, BS
2-C. Top Nutrition Trends and the Truth Behind the Label, Jessica Corwin, MPH, RDN
2-D. Uncovering the Refugee Process, Erik Fermin, LMSW, MPA
2-E. What’s Diabetes Got to Do with It? With Cardiovascular Disease, A Lot! Kristina Dawkins, MPH, Tina Malcolm, RN and Emily Welles, RD 

12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Session 3 Workshops
3-A. Organizing for Emotional Health, Kate Wert, LLMSW
3-B. Strengthening Families and Fathers: Understanding the Impact of the Criminal Justice System on the Lives of Children and Incarcerated Fathers or Fathers on Probation/Parole
3-C. Top Nutrition Trends and the Truth Behind the Label 
3-D. Uncovering the Refugee Process
3-E. What’s Diabetes Got to Do with It? With Cardiovascular Disease, A Lot!

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.  
Introduction of Keynote – Jessica Corwin, MPH, RDN

Keynote Address: The “IT” Factor – Making the Difference, Ken Wasco, Catalyst – Customer Advocate, Gordon Food Service

3:50 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Presentation of Award - Terri Kirkpatrick, CHW

The Mosley Team Award for Extraordinary Community Health Worker Service

4:10 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.
Closing, Thank You and Announcements – Latecia Turner, CHW

4:25 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Evaluations