To help states surge public health capacity (e.g. for large-scale contact tracing) and rapidly expand capacity to address unmet psychosocial needs of vulnerable populations in the near and long term, various iterations of a community-based workforce (e.g. a Community Health Corps) have been recently proposed. Many of these focus on expanding and leveraging the unique role of Community Health Workers/Promotoras (CHW/Ps).
Co-hosted by HealthBegins, this National Strategy Call will be a semi-structured dialogue focused on rapid strategy development and alignment. Join us to hear from trailblazers in this space, unpack the elements of a Community Health Corps strategy, and identify concrete near-term opportunities to advance and advocate for this work at the national, state, and local levels.
- Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, Founder & President, HealthBegins
- Raj Panjabi, MD, MPH, CEO of Last Mile Health
- Denise Octavia Smith, MBA, CHW, Executive Director, National Association of Community Health Workers
- Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP, Executive Director, Penn Center for Community Health Workers
- Claire Qureshi, MBA, Senior Advisor, Office of the WHO Ambassador for Global Strategy — Community Health
- Alexandra Quinn, Health Leads
- Emily Wroe, Partners in Health
By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:
- List at least two acute, interrelated public health, community health, and economic challenges at this time.
- Describe at least three elements of a Community Health Corps strategy and how it can address current and long-term challenges.
- Identify at least two opportunities and actions they can take as individuals and institutions to help advance this strategy at a national and local level.
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