First Community Health Worker Summit of 2021

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-health-worker-summit-tickets-133864318781

The COVID-19 Community Response Coalition (CRC), Community Health Worker leaders in San Antonio, and Northwest Vista’s Community Health Worker faculty members are partnering to host a summit meeting for all Community Health Workers (CHWs) working in Bexar County. The goal of this meeting is to bring together CHWs to create a supportive network to share lessons learned, best practices, key messages, and essential resources for community health workers and for the communities we serve. As we continue to develop strategies and collaborations to combat the current public health crisis posed by COVID-19, community health workers must continue to come together to strengthen our collective impact and to develop a supportive peer-to-peer network and alliances with other disciplines to expand our reach and service delivery.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 12 from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm.

For questions about the event, please contact Guadalupe Cornejo, Community Health Instructor/Northwest Vista College at mcornejo2@alamo.edu

All you Need to Know About Becoming a CHW

Our colleague and Instructor at Northwest Vista College, Guadalupe, shared the link to a folder from today’s 2020 Career Pathways YES! Virtual Event hosted by Workforce Solutions Alamo. In this folder, you will find all you need to know about becoming a CHW. You will find the course schedule for Spring 2021, and for individuals seeking certification through Alamo College’s district’s continuing education department, you will find the fee schedule/course and you will also find a summary of the skills and competencies for community health workers.

To access the folder, click this link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/189EO86DHVXF–KUu_NPUPS7LUb24FyZB?usp=sharing

For questions about the program at Northwest Vista College, feel free to contact faculty member Guadalupe Cornejo at mcornejo2@alamo.edu

Open Enrollment Deadline Reminder

Colleagues,

The open enrollment deadline is approaching, the last day to enroll for a health plan for 2021 is December 15th. Please ensure you, your family, friends, clients/friends are covered. To request an appointment you may call or schedule online.
Time is running out and appointments are filling up.

Manternerse a Salvo Mientras Vota

Escucha los consejos que comparte nuestra colega y enfermera Faith. Ejerce tu derecho a votar, planea y toma precauciones para protejerte contra COVID-19. En este video, Faith comparte unos consejos muy importantes y faciles de seguir!

Our CHW colleague and Registered Nurse, Faith Aguilar shares some recommendations on how to protect yourself while exercising your right to vote.

A student’s academic journey, from CHW certificate to a four-year university.

Congratulations to our colleague Silvia Moreno for sharing her story. And, what an awesome testament to the many success stories that began with a person taking the first step to enroll in the #CommunityHealthWorker program at #Northwestvista 🙂#goals🙂#Motivation🙂#Mentors🙂#AlamoColleges🙂

Silvia, we are proud of your personal, academic, and professional development journey. And, like you, many of us are grateful to have crossed paths with Dr. Fernando Martinez and the community health program at Northwest Vista College.

Silvia Moreno, a graduate of Northwest Vista College’s Community Health Worker Program.

City Council voted 9-0-1 to declare racism a public health crisis in San Antonio, TX.

On Thursday, August 20, 2020 City Council voted 9-0-1 to declare racism a public health crisis in our city. “With this resolution, we are called to recognize the clear, unvarnished truth in how racism has shaped the health of our community” San Antonio City Council District 7.

We (SACHWA) along with My Brother’s Keeper- San Antonio, YWCA San Antonio, IDRA, the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute – MACRI, and United Communities of San Antonio (UCSA) joined in support of this resolution.

Colleagues, as you know, many of the barriers to achieving good health in our community stems from outcomes that are directly correlated to systemic and structural racism and economic segregation. Therefore, having this resolution in place serves as a vehicle towards creating policies and programming across systems and thus enable equity in the access and distribution of resources.

Below is the copy of the letter of support submitted to City Council. You are called to take action towards advancing this resolution into action items as it applies to your personal life, work and community.

SACHWA Letter of Support

Why do I wear a mask? Cover for COVID Campaign

A collaboration with our fellow #communityhealthworker Ludi, Guadalupe Community Health Instructor, and Digital Video and Cinema Production student from #Northwesvista College joined #SouthCentralAHEC to share the reason why they wear a mask. Tell us, why do you wear a mask? #CoverForCOVID spread prevention messages not the virus #Health is #PersonalHealth and #CommunityHealth

Watch our fellow community health worker, CHW instructor and community members share the reasons why they wear a mask.

DSHS Certified Presentations

You are invited to attend the DSHS certified CEUs, 4 hours in two sessions, on August 8, 2020.  The first session is from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, then a break for lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and the second 2-hour session begins at 1:00 PM and ends and 3:00 PM. 

A separate invitation will be sent later for the August 15th session which begins at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Remember, you must attend all three sessions totaling six hours to get credit for attendance.  There will be no partial credit. 

For questions and to request registration link, please email Dr. Martinez at fmartinez1@alamo.edu

Distribution of boxes in bulk to deliver to clients – 7/22/20

Colleagues
Below is a message from Jordan at the health collaborative. Please reach out to her for questions or details. Thanks.

The Health Collaborative is holding a produce box distribution in partnership with Eco Centro tomorrow. I wanted to welcome the CHW network to pick up boxes in bulk and deliver to clients or distribute from your own office. If you are available to pick up food tomorrow for your clients, please email me at jordan.mcilveen@healthcollaborative.net and I will reserve boxes for you and send pick-up details! Thank you for all your work and for helping us get this food into the community.
jordan.mcilveen@healthcollaborative.net