2020 Conference




KYACHW is pleased to announce our 5th Annual Conference!

This year’s conference is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020 and will be a little different and in light of these unprecedented times. The KYACHW has designed the 2020 conference with your well-being and self-care in mind. We are going to have a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE! We’ll be live from the Embassy Suites in Lexington and you can be in the comfort and safety of the office or home.

Conference topics will range from the Kentucky Department for Public Health Heart Disease and Stroke Program, the BOUNCE Coalition-ACES and Self Care, Motivational Interviewing and a CHW Panel discussion on COVID-19 and how it has affected the CHW community during this pandemic. We are excited about this year’s conference and we invite you to attend.
Continuing Education will be offered to Certified Community Health Workers. As always, we are committed to providing you with professional benefits in order to help you better serve your clients and improve your organization.

The conference will run from 9:30 a.m. and end around 4:30 p.m. The cost for KYACHW Members is $25.00 and Non-members is $50.00. A few days before the conference, you will receive a link with access information for Zoom.
While the 2020 conference is virtual, there is no exception to the quality event you have attended in the past. We look forward to seeing you there!
Together we will strengthen the movement for a healthy KY.


2020 KYACHW Conference Agenda – Click here to print

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome Address: The Status of Community Health Workers in Kentucky

Kala Gilliam, CCHW. KYACHW President and Community Health Worker, Kentucky Homeplace

Connie White, MD, MS, FACOG. Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session 1: “Coming to a Computer Near You!”

Bonita Bobo, RN, HHS. Program Manager, Kentucky Department for Public Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break and Prizes
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session 2: Motivational Interviewing for Community Health Workers

Geoff Wilson, LCSW, LCADC. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, The Offices of Paul Dalton

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Session 3: CHW COVID-19 Panel (Jan Chamness, MPH –  Moderator)

Juliana McGuinn, MPA.  Assistant Center Director, North Central Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Celine Mutuyemariya, M.Ed., CCHW.  Community Health Coordinator, Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center

Darla Shepherd, CCHW, Community Health Worker, Kentucky Homeplace

Alicia Stevens, CCHW, Community Health Worker Purchase District Health Department

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break and Prizes
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Session 4:  Self Care: More than Just Deep Breathing, Essential Oils, and Chocolate

Anthony M. Zipple, Sc.D., MBA. Consultant, Trainer, and Executive Committee Member, Bounce Coalition

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session 5: Community Health Worker Certification Update

Laura Eirich, MPH. Program Manager, Kentucky Department for Public Health Community Health Worker Program

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Prizes, Awards and Closing Remarks

Kala Gilliam, CCHW. KYACHW President and Community Health Worker, Kentucky Homeplace

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