Some Helpful Information About COVID-19
COMPLETE THIS SURVEY ON HOW COVID-19 HAS AFFECTED CHWs
The Kentucky Department for Public Health Community Health Worker Program would like feedback regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected and will continue to affect CHWs. This brief survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. Results will be used to create and connect CHWs to needed resources and trainings. The survey will close on May 20th, 2020. Thank you!
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F3B26ZQ
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) have put together a free online training for community health workers to develop a better grasp on contact tracing, especially with regards to the CoVid-19 illness.
Register for this training by clicking here to get to their website and click on Register.
Here is information to share about help available for signing up for benefits and completing the 2020 Census:
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.
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.
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
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