Advancing the Community Health Worker Workforce through Law and Policy

Ann Arbor MI 06-20-2019 06-20-2019 Community health workers (CHWs) are key members of both health care teams and the public health workforce and, with their close understanding of the communities they serve, are uniquely suited to help address root causes of poor health. As the CHW workforce grows, continuously evolving state laws and policies have the potential to improve public understanding of the CHW role and facilitate sustainable financing for CHWs. By attending this webinar you will: Learn about legal approaches for advancing the CHW workforce Obtain an overview of the current landscape of evidence-informed CHW laws and policies Find out why it’s critical to meaningfully engage CHWs in the policy-making process Hear about efforts to implement CHW policies and the lessons learned   Moderator: Colleen Healy Boufides, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region   Speakers: Colleen Barbero, Ph.D., Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Siobhan Gilchrist, J.D., M.P.H., Health Policy Analyst, IHRC, Inc. Durrell Fox, CHW and Equity Consultant, John Snow, Inc. Carl Rush, Public Health Policy Specialist, Community Resources LLC   You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.

Network for Public Health Law Webinar Series

June 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar
Sponsored by: Network for Public Health Law
Contact Information: Colleen Healy Boufides chealyboufides@networkforphl.org

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Community health workers (CHWs) are key members of both health care teams and the public health workforce and, with their close understanding of the communities they serve, are uniquely suited to help address root causes of poor health. As the CHW workforce grows, continuously evolving state laws and policies have the potential to improve public understanding of the CHW role and facilitate sustainable financing for CHWs. By attending this webinar you will: Learn about legal approaches for advancing the CHW workforce Obtain an overview of the current landscape of evidence-informed CHW laws and policies Find out why it’s critical to meaningfully engage CHWs in the policy-making process Hear about efforts to implement CHW policies and the lessons learned   Moderator: Colleen Healy Boufides, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region   Speakers: Colleen Barbero, Ph.D., Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Siobhan Gilchrist, J.D., M.P.H., Health Policy Analyst, IHRC, Inc. Durrell Fox, CHW and Equity Consultant, John Snow, Inc. Carl Rush, Public Health Policy Specialist, Community Resources LLC   You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.