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** ANNOUNCEMENTS **
The March 2020 Quarterly Meeting Has Been Canceled
The March 12th KYACHW Full Association Meeting that was scheduled to will be held on Thursday, March 12th in Frankfort has been canceled. The current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation may make it difficult for some to meet. An email will be sent soon regarding a potential date for making up this meeting.
Below is a link to the CDC coronavirus (COVID-19) website for current information and guidance:
October 2019 KYACHW Member Meeting
The October 28th KYACHW Full Association Meeting was held starting at 10:00 am at Montgomery County Health Department, 108 E. Locust St, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353. The full association meeting started at 10:00am and a brief Board meeting followed. April Smith, Health Educator II with Montgomery County Health Department, provided Narcan training and every participant received a Narcan kit that day. April has a background in education and substance abuse recovery work. For the meeting agenda, click here. For the board meeting agenda, click here.
The 2019 conference was held on Thursday, September 19th at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. For conference materials, visit the 2019 Conference Page.
A Message From The President
Dear KYACHW Members,
There are a few things going on with KYACHW that I would like to share with all members. First being, our 4th Annual KYACHW Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, KY on September 19, 2019. As of last week, online registration is now open for the conference. The morning of the conference, registration will begin at 7:30 am and the conference will end at 5:00 pm for those in attendance. The nominations deadline has reached us and you will be receiving an email soon concerning absentee voting if you are not able to attend the meeting. This year’s elections are for President Elect, Secretary and Treasurer and these offices will preside for a two-year term. I know this is a long full day, but we have great speakers and a wide variety of topics planned that we feel you will enjoy and benefit from. We are still open for sponsorships and vendor table placements. If you or your organization is interested in either of these, please contact Tracey Sparks at (502) 564-7996 extension 4432, Laura Eirich at extension 4437 or myself at (606)638-1079.
Second, we are now accepting scholarship applications. This is offered to anyone that does not have an employer that covers the cost of your trip to the conference. This includes hotel, registration fee and mileage up to $250.00. This is a first come first serve basis, so if you are in need of a little financial help for our upcoming conference, please feel free to apply. This will only be open for a few weeks. Please use the 2019 Scholarship form.
Our membership has grown to 157 members and I am sure this number will increase before this year’s conference. Just remember that membership runs from January 1st to December 31st of each year.
Finally, thank you to all that have given their time, money and expertise during these past years. KYACHW has improved so much since the establishment of the Association giving us several opportunities of learning, sharing and networking to help unify Community Health Workers as a whole across the Commonwealth. Great things are happening here in Kentucky as great things are happening here with KYACHW.
Angela McGuire, President
May 2019 KYACHW Member Meeting
The May 21st KYACHW Full Association Meeting was held starting at 10:00 am at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, 2135 Natural Bridge Road, Slade, KY 40376. The meeting was held in the Woodland Center. Vivian Lasley-Bibbs conducted “Bridges to Health” Training starting at 10:00 am. This was a 4-hour training, with lunch included in that time. A brief KYACHW Board Meeting followed the training and all association members were welcome to attend. For the agenda, click here.
The first board meeting of 2019 was on January 14th from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. That meeting was held at Cattleman’s Steak House, 304 Silver Lake Drive, Mt. Sterling 40353.
The March 13, 2019 KYACHW board meeting was held at the Montgomery County Health Department from 10:00-11:00 am with the full association meeting following from 11:00am-2:00pm. We heard reports from each of the committee chairs. Special guest speaker Kristal Hankinson spoke about Trauma Informed Care. Angela Cooper from Voices of Health was set up to video those would wanted to talk about being a CHW. These short segments will be on a big screen during our 4th Annual KYACHW Conference.
Looking forward to the 2019 Conference? Here’s info from the 2018 conference!
Click here for more information.
Omope Carter Daboiku gave an energetic and informative keynote address to kick off the day.
The group participated in an exercise geared toward reducing stress.
The meeting was held on June 11 at the MSU Regional Enterprise Building located at; 151 University Dr., West Liberty, KY. (The Morgan County Public Library & Gateway Head Start are also located in this building).
The KYACHW board meeting ran from 10:00- 12:00 and the full association meeting followed at 1:00-3:00.
We heard reports from each of the committee chairs and had a special guest speaker from WellCare.
KYACHW was represented at KPHA 2018
Attendees at KPHA were able to stop by and visit the KYACHW exhibit table!
CHW Focus Group
On April 10, 2018, ten Community Health Workers representing seven Louisville programs were convened at Metro United Way as a Focus Group to discuss the “Basic-essential needs of the urban community in Louisville”. The group was convened as a sub-group of the LHAB (Louisville Health Advisory Board) to discuss and share observations related to the basic needs, resources, barriers and thoughts for the future. Information from the Focus Group will be used in the development of community improvement strategy.
A Note From
Our KYACHW President
Thanks to each of you who were able to attend first 2018 KYACHW quarterly meeting on March 22, 2018.
It was great a turnout with very informative presentations.
Thanks to Liz Edgehill and Emily Beauregard for their thought provoking, educational presentations on Health Insurance Literacy and the Medicaid Waiver.
Here is the follow up link to Emily Beauregard’s, (Kentucky Voices for Health), final summary: CLICK HERE
Also, we’d like to thank, Jan Chamness, for sharing the developmental history behind the Network and how the CHW State Advisory Group and the KYACHW began.
It was great to have the resourceful, Bev Beckman, and her Louisville team of CHWs, as well.
We will be sending out the call-in/login information for the Medicaid Waiver Webinar we discussed, along with the details for our next quarterly meeting in June.
Thanks so much for all you do.
Amanda M. Heuser
2019 Membership Fees are Due
This is a reminder that 2019 Membership fees are now due.
You may submit your payment by mailing your check to:
Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers
Attn: Katherina Hamilton – Treasurer
1358 Water Gap Rd.
Prestonsburg KY 41653
To submit your payment online:
If you are not already on a committee, please visit our Membership page for details on how to get involved.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Date: July 26, 2018
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