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1 Community Health Workers ~ The Trajectory~ ~ The Trajectory~

2 12 years of CHW experience 12 years of CHW experience 3 state funded care coordination w/ CHW involvement 3 state funded care coordination w/ CHW involvement 5 year federal grant CHW community program 5 year federal grant CHW community program

3 Team members in prenatal care coordination programs Team members in prenatal care coordination programs Initially utilized in maternal child programs or PNCC Initially utilized in maternal child programs or PNCC Overseen by prenatal care coordinators Overseen by prenatal care coordinators

4 40 hr training 40 hr training State test with certificate issued by MCH ISDH (Indiana State Dept. of Health) State test with certificate issued by MCH ISDH (Indiana State Dept. of Health) Since last year, no longer available or required Since last year, no longer available or required

5 10 years work w/ regional IVY TECH to develop curriculum 10 years work w/ regional IVY TECH to develop curriculum initial curriculum development initial curriculum development training for CDC grant program training for CDC grant program Future trainings of CHWs Future trainings of CHWs

6 Designed in partnership with local IVY Tech Designed in partnership with local IVY Tech CHWs received college credit CHWs received college credit Held at HealthVisions Held at HealthVisions IVY Tech instructors IVY Tech instructors

7 3 day CHW Boot camp 3 day CHW Boot camp 2 day disease specific 2 day disease specific congestive heart failure congestive heart failure renal renal CDC CHW curriculum CDC CHW curriculum

8 4 day train the trainer Training of community volunteer CHWs churches senior centers community agencies restaurants on -save half for later -

9 Bridges to Wellness perspective personal skills sharing knowledge Contact: Carmen McLucas

10 Drive CHW initiatives Drive CHW initiatives local, state, national local, state, national Develop community awareness of CHW effectiveness via peer to peer models Develop community awareness of CHW effectiveness via peer to peer models

11 Contact information: Raquel Castro, RN BSN HealthVisions Midwest


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