Conference Agenda

Twelfth Annual Community Health Worker Conference
August 22, 2019


Agenda

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

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

8:15 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
Opening, Welcome and Housekeeping – William Jackson, CHW

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 – William Jackson, CHW
Keynote Address: Eliminating Health Care Disparities in Our Communities - Rima Shah, MD, MBA, Spectrum Health

9:40 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
Break

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Session 1 Workshops 
1-A. Culinary Medicine – Knowledge + Skills for a Healthy Life - Kristi Artz, MD, CCMS and Krista Gast, RD
1-B. MiCHWA’s Year of Evolution and Expansion: Growing Our Capacity, Efforts and Voice - Priscilla Hohmann, LLMSW, MDIV
1-C. Suicide Awareness - Valencia Agnew, PhD
1-D. The Connection Between Work Culture and Mental Health: How Do We Navigate? - Jamon Alexander
1-E. The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Public Health - Tempest Warfield, MPH, CHW

11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. 
Break

11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. - Session 2 Workshops 
2-A. Building Community Partnerships to Increase Awareness about Health Disparities - Irving E. Vega, PhD 
2-B. Latino Population and Issues that Contribute to Mental Health - Adnoris “Bo” Torres 
2-C. Panel – CHW Career Ladder - Tania Bermejo, BA, Dionne Chivis, LLMSW, BS, Belinda Cunningham, BSBA and Bridgett Gray, BS, RN
2-D. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: What Every Care Provider Must Know - Nancy Roberts RN, CBC, CCE 
2-E. Recognizing Cultural Differences When Serving Mothers and Children - Rebecca Spann, Ed.S, LPC, NCC 

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. Building Community Partnerships to Increase Awareness about Health Disparities 
3-B. Latino Population and Issues that Contribute to Mental Health 
3-C. Panel – CHW Career Ladder 
3-D. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: What Every Care Provider Must Know 
3-E. Recognizing Cultural Differences When Serving Mothers and Children 

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  
Break

2:45 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Introduction of Keynote – Maryam Yahya, CHW
Keynote Address: Awareness – Insight – Action and the Journey of My Mental Health and Wellness - Cassandra Hankins, BS, MA, LLPC, Coordinator, Academy of Health Sciences & Technology, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities 

3:50 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Evaluations

3:55 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 
Presentation of Award – Terri Kirkpatrick, CHW

The Mosley Team Award for Extraordinary Community Health Worker Service

4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Closing – Shelly Armock, CHW

Thank You and Announcements