Welcome to the KYACHW website!
** ANNOUNCEMENTS **
KYACHW is at KPHA 2018
If you’re at KPHA this week, 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
2018 Membership Fees are Due
This is a reminder that 2018 Membership fees are now due.
You may submit your payment by mailing your check to:
Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers
Attn: Kendra Ward – Treasurer
750 Morton Blvd.
Hazard, KY 41701
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.
MEDICAID WEBINAR by Emily Beauregard
Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 am-11:30 pm EST
A special thanks to Laura Eirich and Tracey Sparks with the DPH for setting up the webinar and allowing the KYACHW to use their webinar platform.
2018 KPCA SPRING CONFERENCE:
Kentucky Primary Care Association
Date: May 14-15, 2018
Location: Embassy Suites
1801 Newton Pike
Lexington Ky. 40511
Note: You can book your room here! A special room block rate is available till April 13th.
Additional Information and Registration:
The Oral Health Track is available on the Monday morning of the conference and is targeted to health center dental staff and C suite. The Quality Improvement Track is available for both days of the conference and is targeted to both clinical and quality staff as well as C-Suite and Office Managers. The Preparing for Waiver Implementation and the Patient Engagement and Enabling Services Tracks focus audience is targeted to: Assistors, CHWs, Navigators, Nurse Care Managers as well as C-Suite and Office Managers.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm EST
Location: Montgomery County Health Department
Lane Meeting Room
117 Civic Center
Mt. Sterling, KY. 40353
Mental Health First Aid is a national program to teach the skills to respond to the signs of mental illness or substance abuse.
Registration is required as the classes are capped at 20. To register for this training please contact – KeishaR.Cornett@ky.gov or by calling 859-497-2408.
The 2nd Annual KYACHW Conference kicked off on September 28th at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort with keynotes from Dr. Connie White (at right below) and Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio.
2017 KYACHW Conference Photos
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