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Call for Presenters, 9th Annual CHW Conference

We invite you to help us shape the 9th Annual CHW Conference by submitting a breakout session proposal by Dec 8th. For more information, see flyer. 

The goal of the conference is to strengthen our efforts to promote and firmly advance the CHW profession.  It is dedicated to CHWs and CHW allies and will feature presentations on key CHW workforce and program development issues. It will provide networking opportunities and innovative tools to bring to your practice and program.

Breakout sessions will cover three key themes (such as, but not limited to):

CHW Program Development:  

  • Models for CHW career development opportunities
  • Effective strategies for CHW supervision
  • Innovative CHW program models that include:
  • Effective protocols, workflows, and tools  
  • Effective recruitment and retention strategies
  • Strategies for system-wide collaboration and partnerships
  • Strategies for management of stress and empathy fatigue issues among staff
  • CHW program evaluation

CHW Professional Development and Skill-Building

  • CHW certification in MA
  • The role of CHWs in racial equity work
  • Core competencies for CHWs
  • Special health topics for CHWs
  • Motivational Interviewing/Patient engagement strategies
  • Identifying resources to meet patient needs
  • CHW leadership skills  


  • Accountable Care Organizations and the role of CHWs
  • Sustainable Financing for CHW Services
  • Demonstrating Return on Investment