Importance of an organized chw voice in chw policymaking: An Oregon case study
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy
Describe the way in which CHWs are building individual and organizational capacity through the development of the Oregon Community Health Worker Association. Identify how ORCHWA has supported the creation of opportunities and structures for CHWs to inform CHW policy in Oregon across sectors (state, CCOs, medicare reimbursement, etc) Identify ways in which ORCHWA has utilized principles of community organizing, leadership development, and policy analysis to build a strong, self-determining organization. Identify the strengths and challenges of the strategies and models used by ORCHWA to advocate for the CHW profession.
Keyword(s): Health Advocacy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the coordinator of the Oregon Community Health Worker Association.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes
|Name of Organization||Clinical/Research Area||Type of relationship|
|Oregon Community Health Worker Association||Coordinator||Employment (includes retainer)|
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.