KYACHW Conference

Our 6th Annual KYACHW Conference was successful!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s event.

This year’s conference was held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 and was held virtually through Zoom. The KYACHW designed the 2021 conference with your well-being and self-care in mind as a virtual conference, live from the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

Conference topics ranged from the Kentucky Department for Public Health Vaccinate with Confidence, Promising Practices for CHW Panel discussion on Drone Project, Equity Grant, Disabilities and Health. We also had A Day in the Life of a CHW Panel that had 5 CHWs across the state of Kentucky representing some of the wonderful works they are doing for their communities and their clients. Passport presented Self-Care for CHWs which brought information regarding the importance of nourishing our body and mind. As always, we are committed to providing you with professional benefits in order to help you better serve your clients and improve your organization.

2021 KYACHW Conference Agenda – Click here to Print

8:00 am – 9:00 amRegistration, Networking, Vendors
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Welcome Address: The Status of Community Health Workers in Kentucky
Kala Gilliam, CCHW, KYACHW President, Kentucky Homeplace
Connie White, MD, MS, FACOG, Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health
Denise Octavia Smith, MBA, CHW, PN, Executive Director, National Association of Community Health Workers
9:30 am – 10:45Session 1: Vaccinate with Confidence
Amy Herrington, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, Clinical Educator, Immunization Branch, Kentucky Department for Public Health
10:45 am – 11:00 amBreak, Networking, Prizes
11:00- 12:00 pmSession 2: Promising Practices for CHWs Panel
* Gina Brian, Moderator, Kentucky Department for Public Health
William Mace Baker, RN, BA, Director, Kentucky Homeplace (Drone Project)
Carole Frazier, CCHW, Kentucky Homeplace (Drone Project)
Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, MPH, Director and Epidemiologist, Office of Health Equity, Kentucky Department for Public Health (Equity Grant)
Danielle Augustin, MS, CHWC, Disability Health Education Coach, Kentucky Inclusive Collaborative, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky (Disabilities and Health)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch Break, Sponsor Presentations, Networking
1:00 pm – 2:15 pmSession 3: “A Day in the Life of a CHW” Panel
* Liz Edghill, BA, RN, Moderator, Family Health Centers
Judy Bailey, CCHW, Kentucky Homeplace
Chelsea Sparks, CCHW, Big Sandy Health Care
Shandy Boyd Smith, BS, MA, CCHW, Louisville, Urban League
Marilyn Belt, MSW, CCHW, Glenn’s Pharmacies
2:15 pm – 2:30 pmBreak, Prizes
2:30 pm – 3:30 pmSession 4: Self-Care for CHWs
Rhonda Wooten, BS, CHW, Housing Specialist, Passport by Molina
3:30 pm – 4:00 pmClosing Remarks, KYACHW Board Results
Kala Gilliam, CCHW, KYACHW President, Kentucky Homeplace
Presentations will be available for download. Please check back frequently.

We would like to thank all of our vendors and sponsors for supporting the Kentucky Association of Community Health Workers. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Click here to see our 2021 CHW Awards Winners

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