Virtual Conference Agenda

14th Annual Community Health Worker Conference
August 19, 2021


General Session 1

9 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Keynote: Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS
Community Health Workers: Bridge Over Troubled Waters During These Challenging Times

10:10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.  
Transition to workshop 

10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. - Session 1 Workshops 
1-A. Breaking Bias: 5 Strategies to Fight Unconscious Bias - Erik Fermin, LMSW, MPA
1-B. CHW Panel: Strategies and Techniques CHW's Are Using in Today's World - Shelly Armock, Michael Anderson, William Burress and Natalia Palma
1-C. Overdose Prevention and Response Utilizing Narcan® - Megan Rocha-Adams, BS
1-D. Reducing Health Disparities Amongst Refugee and Immigrant Communities with the Use of CHWs - Dilli Gautam, MPH
1-E. Vaping in the New Age - Lisa Knight, BS, MAML

11:20 a.m. to 12:20 a.m. 

12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. - Session 2 Workshops 
2-A. Breaking Bias: 5 Strategies to Fight Unconscious Bias - Erik Fermin, LMSW, MPA
2-B. Lifestyle Medicine for Community Resilience - Dr. Kristi Artz, MD, dipABLM and Krista Gast, RD, CHWC
2-C. Maximizing Mental Wellness: Strategies to Support Self and Others - Enid Gaddis, MA, LPC
2-D. Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance Current State Conversation - Porsche Fischer, MA, MS
2-E. Virtual Care: New Future for Caring for Our Clients - Natalia Palma, CHW  


1:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  
Transition to General Session 2

General Session 2

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  
Keynote: Roberto Dansie, PhD

The Three Jewels of CHW: Diversity, Empowerment and Resilience

2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.  
Presentation of the Mosley Team Award for Extraordinary Community Health Worker Service

Thank You and Announcements

2:50 p.m. to 3 p.m.  
Closing Poem