Using CHWs to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care
How can your organizations better leverage community health workers (CHW)? Learn the history of CHW's, the current national standards/roles of CHWs, and what's happening under the current ACA.
- Audience: Ryan White health care providers; policymakers; payers; community health workers; health care administrators; organizations that serve people living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic diseases, especially racial and ethnic minority communities
- Format: Online (webinar)
- Price: Free
- Length: 1 hour
- Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: A certificate of attendance will be available for this webinar
- Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice, Policy Development/Program Planning
- Learning Level: Awareness
- Companion trainings N/A
Pre-requisites Interest in serving under-served populations, especially racial and ethnic minorities; Interest in Community Health Workers; Interest in health care workforce development
About this Webinar
Community health workers (CHWs) are known by many names, and they perform a variety of tasks.
During this interactive webinar course, participants will learn why CHWs could be key to reducing barriers to care faced by under-served and hard-to-reach populations, specifically in HIV systems. The course will define the role of CHWs, how they are integrated into health care teams, and how they function as an integral part of the health care system.
Our experts will share real-world illustrative examples of CHWs working in HIV care. Participants will learn about building—and expanding—internal capacity for CHWs.
If you are looking for a way to build stronger workforce capacity and improve patient health outcomes then this webinar is for you!
What you'll learn
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe and define CHWs as part of the U.S. health care workforce
- Provide examples of how CHWs are utilized in the HIV service system
- Describe the emerging and important role of CHWs in supporting and advancing the HIV care continuum, particularly among racial and ethnic minority populations
Subject Matter Experts
Jodi Davich, MPH
HIV Health Services Center
Multnomah County Health Department
Serena Rajabiun, MA, MPH
Center for Advancing Health Policy & Practice
Geoff Wilkinson, MSW
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Social Work
Registration and Contact Hours
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The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.