BUILDING A WORKFORCE

Networking

Network at upcoming CHW Monthly Gathering!

This gathering, open to CHWARI members, allows Rhode Island's CHWs to gather and discuss new ideas in the field and best practices, and to network regarding jobs and other professional development opportunities. To find out more, contact Sarah Lawrence at joinchwari@gmail.com. The next Monthly Gathering will be advertised soon. Keep looking at this space!


Scholarship/Award Opportunities

The American Public Health Association’s Community Health Worker section, with funding from the Harold and Grace Sewell Trust Fund,  offers scholarships to CHWs to attend APHA Annual Meetings.

“The scholarships honors the important work of grass-roots advocates who promote health in their communities. We want to bring your knowledge, experience, and commitment to APHA. Scholarship awardees receive funding to help pay for transportation, room and board, meals, and registration fees.  For more information on deadlines and materials for these scholarships, contact Julie St. John at julie.st-john@ttuhsc.edu

 

Volunteer Opportunity for CHW-type Experience

Clínica Esperanza offers primary medical care to RI residents without health insurance, with an emphasis on Spanish-speaking and culturally accustomed care. Navegantes (CHWs) are on staff, but the clinic is also always looking for volunteers to help them in tasks such as greeting patients, assisting with patient forms, calling patients to remind them about their appointments, and helping with medical translations (following some in-service training). Such hours can serve for Community Health Worker certification requirements. Clínica Esperanza will also help students design internships through their volunteer experience. For more information and to sign up, click here.