Experts discuss the role of CHWs in our new Population Health community

Posted on December 5, 2013 by

CHR talking with patient

A Community Health Representative from the COPE Project talks with a patient in Navajo Nation

We invite you to join colleagues in the recently launched Population Health community – the newest community on GHDonline, and part of our work in the US Communities Initiative.

This community, moderated by leading experts Heidi Behforouz, MD, Dave Chokshi, MD, MSc, Sara Selig, MD and Sonya Shin, MD, MPH serves as a platform for health care professionals, researchers, policy advocates, community health workers, and others to discuss a range of population and community health topics, including care delivery in remote settings, new payment models to support population health, patient-centered medical homes, and more.

To kick things off, we’ll be hosting an Expert Panel discussion next week, December 9 – 13, on the role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the United States.

Panelists from the Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) Project, Partners in Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the University of Texas School of Public Health will discuss the evidence supporting CHW programs and share their recommendations for integrating CHWs into care delivery teams and systems here in the United States.

Please join us in the new Population Health community next week to discuss these important topics, and share your thoughts in our 4-question Expert Panel survey before the panel begins on Monday.

As always, we look forward to seeing you in the community!

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About Marie Connelly

Marie Connelly is the Manager of Community Strategy at the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University. She works closely with the community team and GHDonline’s expert moderators to support and guide community discussions and events, ensuring that members are able to find the information and resources needed to improve their practice. Marie comes to GHD with seven years of experience managing online health communities, most recently at WEGO Health, an online community dedicated to empowering patients. Marie received her Bachelor’s in English from Boston College.