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Child Tax Care Credit Session

Family Solutions: 15th Annual Infant Mortality Awareness Scholarship Luncheon

This event is an opportunity to recognize scholarship recipients and bring awareness to infant mortality. Please click the link below to register.

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Heart of Healthcare Grant Opportunity. Application Deadline: September 10th, 2022

A $25,000 grant challenge for organizations improving the health of everyday Americans

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2022 Virtual Empower- Questions? Call 803-296-3780 or 1-888-788-4367 or email:
MidlandsHealthyStart@PrismaHealth.org.

Prisma Health Career Expo- If you have any questions about the event, please call our office
at 803-296-3780 or toll-free at 1-888-788-4367.

Interactive National Multiethnic Organ Donor Panel

Please note, this interactive panel session is being offered entirely in Spanish with live English translations. You will be able to ask questions in English or Spanish in the chat. Below, the announcement information is provided in both English and Spanish.

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (HRSA IEA) in Regions 1, and 5 invite you to an expert panel in recognition of National Multiethnic Donor Awareness Month. 

Date: Wednesday August 17, 2022

Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm CT | 12 pm – 1:30 pm ET

Register Here

CHWI Upcoming Training Opportunities

Please Click Here to reference the CHWI’s upcoming training opportunities. 

Safety First Disarming in Tense situations - A guide for Health Workers

Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker

Goal: This training resource is specifically aimed for CHWs who work with populations with Asthma. Click Here For More Information

 

RESOURCE FEATURE OF THE MONTH

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Research Information

AMERICA IS SLIDING INTO THE LONG PANDEMIC DEFEAT

In the face of government inaction, the country’s best chance at keeping the crisis from spiraling relies on everyone to keep caring. Click Here to read more. 

Addressing Health Worker Burnout: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Thriving Health Workforce

Invest in public health and our public health workforce. We must improve disease surveillance systems and expand and diversify the public health workforce so we can address the impacts of social determinants of health, health inequities, counter the spread of health misinformation and disinformation, strengthen partnerships cross clinical and community settings, and consider other societal factors that shape health and well-being. These are critical measures to protect our health systems. Click Here To Read More 

Impact on Health Care Utilization and Costs of a Medicaid Community Health Worker Program in Detroit, 2018–2020: A Randomized Program Evaluation

The objective of this study was to compare health care utilization and costs between beneficiaries randomly assigned to usual services versus a community health worker (CHW) program implemented by 3 Medicaid health plans.

Conclusion drawn from this study were Initial increases in ambulatory care use from effective programs for underserved communities may mitigate savings from decreased acute care use.

To learn more about the research methods and results please Click Here for the full research article.

Community Health Workers in the United States: Time to Expand a Critical Workforce

Community health workers (CHWs) have a long rich global history of extending essential health services and helping address social determinants of health for underserved populations.

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Understanding Scope and Competencies: A Contemporary Look at the United States Community Health Worker Field
http://files.ctctcdn.com/a907c850501/1c1289f0-88cc-49c3-a238-66def942c147.pdf?ver=1462294723000

Community Health Worker Toolkit
CDC’s comprehensive collection of CHW literature, toolkits, and resources.
http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/chw-toolkit.htm

Community Health Workers: Roles and Opportunities in Health Care Delivery System Reform
This report reviews health services research findings on CHW utilization relevant to U.S. policymakers and considers the key challenges facing CHWs.
https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/168956/CHWPolicy.pdf

 

 

 

COLLABORATION PARTNERS

CHW Certification Information

The South Carolina Community Health Worker Association and the Credentialing Council provide Certification classes for Community Health Workers and Promotores through the following organizations.  Please click the icons below to access dates and registration for the classes.  

WHAT IS SCCHWA

The association provides a forum for networking, sharing of strategies and resources, and a foundation for education.

MEMBERSHIP

SCCHWA Membership promotes the improvement of population health in the communities of South Carolina.

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CERTIFICATION

A certification with SCCHWA provides opportunities for furthering knowledge, skills, and formal education.

RESOURCES

Learn more about the various resources available to you as a member of SC Community Health Worker Association.

Join our Subscribers and Stay informed about this  growing Community Health Worker Profession! Identify, Connect, Educate and Promote CHWs!!!!

Join our Subscribers and Stay informed about this  growing Community Health Worker Profession! Identify, Connect, Educate and Promote CHWs!!!!