Community Health Workers' Role in Advancing Equity

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are taking a larger role in patient-centered care and community health. Yet, questions remain around the scope of their work, licensure requirements, and available funding sources to build a capable workforce. In this webinar, we will clarify their work and explore their role in advancing equity. We will hear from Ashley Rodriguez, chair of the American Public Health Association’s Community Health Worker Section. Rodriguez is leading national efforts to promote CHWs’ work and support their professional development. Jenna Grant, a resource development manager with the Tulsa Health Department, will share examples of CHW equity-building work in Oklahoma, including the recent CHW-led movement to gain certification for a sustainable workforce. This webinar will be especially helpful for those seeking strategies to strengthen CHWs’ capacity to build equity in communities.


County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will host a one-hour interactive virtual discussion at 4pm ET, immediately following the webinar. We encourage you to participate in an engaging dialogue with peers across the country to share your experiences with racial equity. Mark your calendars and plan to stay as long as you're able.

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A Dialogue about Poverty in America

September 28, 2021
Reducing poverty is necessary for a healthy society. In this webinar, we will explore a new County Health Rankings data tool that highlights differences in poverty rates by race in the healthiest counties and have a frank conversation the roots of poverty and strategies to advance equity in all counties.