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RI Community Health Worker Conference

CHW Conference Mission:
CHWs come together to advocate for the profession and pave the way towards a future of health equity in Rhode Island.


Saturday, September 23, 2023
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02903


9:30 – Registration Opens, Lobby
10:00 – Programming Begins, 1st Floor Atrium
10:20 – Group Photo, Near Stairway
10:30 – Morning Workshop, 2nd Floor
11:45 – Lunch, 2nd Floor
12:30 – Group Energizer, 1st Floor Lobby
1:00 – Afternoon Workshop, 2nd Floor
2:15 – Networking, 2nd Floor Lobby
3:15 – Raffle, Auditorium
3:30 – Closing Remarks, Auditorium

Room Locations

Registration: 1st Floor Lobby
– Self Care: 2nd Floor Room 218
– Profession: 2nd Floor Room 270
– Resources: 2nd Floor Room 238
– Policy: 2nd Floor Room 280
Lunch: 2nd Floor Blue/Green Academies
Closing: Auditorium
Restrooms: All Floors

Networking locations

parking & Bus

The location is easily accessible via several RIPTA bus lines.

The garage adjacent to the facility is the “Richmond Garage” at 333 Eddy Street or (back entrance) 280 Richmond Street. Parking vouchers will be provided for this and other select area lots. If you park in an area lot, please visit the Registration Desk to pick up your ‘parking chaser’ and receive instructions on how to use this ticket.


Any questions can be directed to

Workshop resources

Photo Booth

Get Professional Photos Taken!

Are you a CHW interested in networking with other professionals? Stop by our photobooth for a free professional headshot. The booth will run from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, and 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM in the main lobby next to registration.

Get Your Photos

In the week(s) following the conference, our photographer will share your photos with you via the email address provided at the time of sign-up. A link to Dropbox will be provided in the email, which you can follow to find high-resolution copies of the images available for you to download.

Use Your Photos

Once downloaded, you can use your new professional headshots as a networking tool to help other professionals in the field recognize you. You can use the headshot as a profile photo on LinkedIn, your resume, or business card for better visibility in the professional world.

Event Overview


The RI CHW Conference is all about celebrating and elevating the work of community health workers. We aim to provide a platform to honor the CHW profession, provide professional development, and foster policy approaches that improve community health service delivery. This professional development opportunity is aligned with the core competency domains required for RI Certification.

What to Expect

During this day-long conference, you’ll connect with fellow CHWs and explore interactive workshops and networking activities with partners. CHW leaders will facilitate the conference using content based on nationally recognized best practices. The conference has been designed around four key pillars to address the most pressing needs CHWs are facing :

1. Self-care: Practice self-care in the face of structural challenges

Identify steps needed for self-care amidst the challenges that we face as CHWs. Find peace and balance through community grounding and protective practices. Address trauma using effective resources and principles that you can apply to your role as a community health worker.

2. The CHW Profession: Amplify the value of the CHW Role

Develop your confidence and storytelling skills to amplify the value of the community health worker role. Discover how to recognize and leverage existing community resources to strengthen your impact and effectiveness.

3. Resources: Collaborate to realize community resources more fully

Explore the practice of authentic collaboration to ensure consistent access to essential community resources. Map community assets and find champions to understand the wrap-around systems needed for comprehensive care.

4. Policy: Connect to drive meaningful action within your community and beyond

Let’s work together to connect the dots and gain a deeper understanding of policy roles from the individual level to legislation. Map opportunities to provide CHW input on issues that matter.

This Event is Free!

We want this conference to be accessible to all community health workers in Rhode Island. As such, the event is entirely free for attendees. Additionally, parking vouchers will be provided for select area lots, and the location is easily accessible via several RIPTA bus lines.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) CHW Program is excited and proud to join other local partners in supporting this new initiative through its federal grant award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CDC CCR Grant 2109). Other supporting partners providing technical assistance and logistical support include RIPIN, the Community Health Worker Association of Rhode Island (CHWARI), and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States

September 23, 2023 : 9:30 am 4:00 pm