Community Health Worker (CHW) Strategy Meetings
March 20th and 21st 2019
Herrin, IL (March 20th) 8:30 AM—12:30 PM
Herrin Hospital Heritage Building
201 S. 14th Street, Herrin Illinois
Springfield, IL (March 21st) / 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
INB Conference Center
431 S. 4th Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701
(Parking available across the street at 4th and Capitol)
Description: This half-day meeting will focus on the importance of CHWs in the prevention and management of chronic diseases in Illinois. Sessions include the roles and goals for CHWs nationally and statewide; a history of the IL Community Health Worker Advisory Board; and a review of recommendations from the 2016 IL CHW Advisory Board Report, Community Health Workers in Illinois-A Value Driven Solution for Population Health. Coffee and light refreshments will be available.
Objectives: At the end of the meeting, the participant will be able to:
- Understand the current and future goals toward implementing and integrating CHWs in Illinois.
- Identify and discuss gaps and areas for development in the 2016 CHW Advisory Board Report, Community Health Workers in Illinois-A Value Driven Solution for Population Health.
- Inform frequency, location and topic areas that need to be addressed during future IL CHW workgroup and advisory meetings.
8:30 – 8:40 Welcome and Introduction of Partners: Tom Hughes, Executive Director, Illinois Public Health Association
8:40 – 8:55 CHWs: The Journey and How We Got Here, a Historical Perspective: Leticia Boughton Price, President/CEO Illinois CHW Association
8:55 – 9:15 A National Lens on the CHW: Wandy Hernandez, Co-Chair National Association of Community Health Workers
9:15 – 9:30 The Roles and Goals for CHWs in Illinois: Paula Jimenez, Assistant Division Chief- Division of Chronic Disease, IDPH; and Mona VanKanegan, DDS, MS, MPH, Division Chief, Division of Oral Health, IDPH
9:30 – 9:45 Implementing and Integrating CHWs in Central and Southern Illinois CHW: Dr. Tracey Smith, Director of Family Community Medicine SIU School of Medicine
9:45 – 10:00 Overview of the Morning Discussions
10:00 – 10:10 Break and move to Café Conversations
10:10 – 10:30 Café 1 Discussion
10:35 – 10:55 Café 2 Discussion
11:00 – 11:20 Café 3 Discussion
11:25 – 11:45 Café 4 Discussion
11:50 – 12:10 Café 5 Discussion
12:15 – 12:30 Wrap Up/Sharing of Next Steps/Evaluation
*Funding for this program was provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health’s “Improving the Health of Illinoisans Through Chronic Disease Prevention,” CDC-DP18-1815 grant.