A. Joaquin Abrego, Monica Edman, Nora Gonzales, and Kimberly Rendon with “Bridging the Community and Institutional Gap through Community Based Learning, and Cross-sector Collaboration”
➢ Think outside the box. Learn to build genuine relationships and collaboration within communities. Learn to use community members as a resource and knowledge holders. Recognize who is in your sphere of influence, from institution to community and how can they come together to serve.
B. Anita Duhl Glicken and Lisa Renee Holderby Fox with “Engaging CHW’s in the Fight for Oral Health: A Meaningful Strategy to Address Health Equity”
➢ Understand the connection between oral health and overall health. Explore free, online interactive oral health curriculum modules specifically designed for Frontline Health Workers. Identify strategies to promote oral health equity and opportunities for collaboration on oral health issues.
C. Meritxell Roca and Violeta Rodriguez with “Educational Intervention Using WhatsApp For Diabetes Self-Management in a Non-Clinical CHW Setting in New York City”
➢ Learn how to use the WhatsApp platform as a tool for health education. Learn best practices from CHWs on how to run, moderate and monitor WhatsApp groups with an educational purpose. Acknowledge the importance for the community to differentiate between understanding diabetes (disease definition) and living with diabetes (habits and routines). Break stereotypes on diabetes
D. Leialoha Ka’ula from KALO HCC with“Understanding Pacific Islander Community Needs Through a Cultural Lens”
➢ Pacific Islander culture, heritage, and history. The importance of creating spaces for CHW positions to be filled by those with cultural backgrounds.