ASTHO Event

Promoting Community Health Worker Leadership

November 15, 2021
2-3 p.m. ET

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This expert-led webinar will highlight the role of community health worker (CHW) leadership in the development of the CHW workforce. State health agencies will have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of other states promoting and integrating community health workers in their efforts around CHW workforce development. The featured state examples will specifically highlight the engagement of CHWs with state health agencies around certification and financing options for CHWs. The webinar will feature speakers both from a state health agency and a community health worker coalition.

Featured Speakers:

  • Julie Smithwick, CHW, MSW, Executive Director, Center for Community Health Alignment, UofSC Arnold School of Public Health
  • Miranda Ouellette, MPH, CHES, Inclusion Coordinator, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maryland Department of Health
  • Tina Backe, Coordinator, Community Health Worker Program, Office of Population Health Improvement, Maryland Department of Health
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