Incubator for a multicultural California Association of Community Health Workers
SUPPORT & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
( January 14 2021, 19 pages)
" The Playbook"
The COVID-19 Pandemic has highlighted the persistent inequities in healthcare access,
quality and cost throughout American society. Local Health Departments (LHDs) must
advance health equity in all facets of their response and rebuilt efforts. Community Health
Workers (CHWs), as trusted members of the community and experts in community health,
are critical for this advancement. CHWs should be engaged as necessary partners throughout
several key activities of the local COVID-19 response strategy, including but not limited to
contact tracing and healthcare coordination, community-based testing, vaccine readiness
education, and the navigation of social resources.
9 key areas of engagement:
Four levels of an engagement continuum:
Community Based Workforce Alliance , NACHW, El Sol
Talance, Inc., provides curriculum development and technology tools to organizations that want to create workers who transform health in America’s communities. Talance, Inc., lends its clients straight-forward strategies that determine what their staff needs to know, how best to reach them and how to spur ongoing learning.
CHWTraining delivers health-specific online courses in a single annual subscription. Your team members can take interactive courses and download useful resources at their own pace.
On the job training and continuing education
Contact: Vera Jahnle, Administrative Assistant.
The Penn Center for Community Health Workers is a national center of excellence with the mission to advance health equity through effective, sustainable community health worker programs.
Looking to continually improve your CHW program with best-in-class training, tools and methods? Our Training & Certification membership gives you access to continually updated, best-practice resources developed over nearly a decade of research and program delivery. Each CHW, supervisor and director in your program receives annual, in-person trainings; unlimited access to our growing interactive online learning library; and IMPaCT certification when they successfully complete the program. This package also provides the most recent editions of four in-depth IMPaCT manuals, with over 250 pages of today’s best practices for CHW programs, including hiring and retention tools to reduce workforce turnover
Established by Executive Order in response to the mandate of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 (Public Law 105-220), the Board assists the Governor in setting and guiding policy in the area of workforce development.
The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) is responsible for assisting the Governor in performing the duties and responsibilities required by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. (WIOA)
All members of the Board are appointed by the Governor and represent the many facets of workforce development – business, labor, public education, higher education, economic development, youth activities, employment and training, as well as the Legislature.
The Board meets on a regular basis and the public is encouraged to attend the meetings. Decisions are reached through a collaborative process.
CHW Partnership Community Colleges
Network of University based Research
Literature review and state level survey of CHW/Promotores
Vision Y Compromiso (VYC)
Health Initiative of the Americas (HIA)
California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
California Health Workforce Development Council (CHWDC)
California Association of Health Plans (CAHP)
UCSF Center for Health Professions
HHS DOE (Department of Education)
Latino Health Alliance (LHA)
Tim Rainey Executive Director BIO
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