The Institute for Public Health Innovation, with support from the National Network of Public Health Institutes, will host a forum on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM EST titled, “A Forum on Community Health Workers and Population Health in Virginia: A convening of leaders to discuss the progress of the CHW workforce to advance Virginia’s health, reduce cost, and improve quality” at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia.
When effectively integrated into health and social service systems and teams, CHWs have been proven to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and enhance the quality of health services. This Forum convenes leaders that impact population health to strengthen efforts to integrate CHWs to improve access to care and health equity.
Sessions throughout the day will enable attendees to: Increase awareness and understanding about the role of the CHW; Learn about national opportunities and efforts to finance and grow the workforce; Reflect on the work of the CHW Advisory Group and CHW Association over the past year and identify a clear vision for next steps for CHW workforce development; Review best practices to involve community health workers in clinical and community-based practices.
Attendees will include community health workers and their beneficiaries, and representatives from the health care delivery, legislative and policy, research and academic, community-based, public health, and social service sectors.
Register here: 2017 Forum Registration
Registration for this event ends March 22, 2017.
The event is possible with funding from Community Foundation of Richmond, Danville Regional Foundation, PATH Foundation, Potomac Health Foundation, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, Williamsburg Health Foundation, The National Network for Public Health Institutes, Consumer Health Foundation, and Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.