The Interventionist will be responsible for ensuring that participants complete their assigned lifestyle intervention program, which will include physical exercise, a healthy diet, and intellectual and social stimulation. Source: from a colleague. Rose A. Trevino-Whitaker, MPH Program Manager at Kelsey Research Foundation
We had a very successful Thanksgiving Volunteer Day on November 27th thanks to the participation and kindness of those in attendance. And, we have another opportunity for you.
If you are available next Saturday, December 14th., we ask you to join us. We’ll be providing support to VetStrong, a local non-profit organization, during their second annual Operation Cold Front. At this event, VetStrong will be issuing cold-weather gear (blankets, jackets…) to veterans and their depends and to the general public.
Volunteers are needed. You’re welcome to come by and volunteer for an hour or two.
If attending, please RSVP and we look forward to seeing you!
Colleagues, As CHWs we are advocates for change and transformative change can only occur when we advocate for the vulnerable populations to improve their lives. Education is key and the AlamoPromise can be the vehicle we can use to move our at-risk communities to better lives in the future. Early next year you will be invited to attend a training session at the WETC to become “Ambassadors” for AlamoPromise. Our goal is to inform and encourage family members, guardians, and relatives of graduating HS seniors in 2020 who do not have any plans or intentions of earning any additional educational skills after HS.
We want to use our relationships with these family members and friends to encourage them to involve their HS senior in the AlamoPromise to gain workplace certifications in over 80 different areas or an Associate Degree. The “Ambassador” training will also include an orientation to FAFSA which can be an obstacle for some families in completing the application. As part of this initiative, Alamo Colleges is hosting a “Cafe con Leche” to acquaint parents/family/friends about opportunities including AlamoPromise, Dual Credit, Student Support Services and more. On December 12th from 9:00 AM to Noon at 2222 N. Alamo, the Alamo College’s new district headquarters the first “Cafe con Leche” ( flyerhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1qeKG7tvNXYYZ6QfCtWa7Og1IyiPOxY8x/view?usp=sharing) and I strongly encourage you to get the parents and family members of graduating HS seniors next Spring to attend, especially those families who have no experience with college opportunities. As alumni, join them in the event to make them feel more welcome. You can call 210-485-0790 to pre-register, or just register when you arrive at the event.
Over 45% of all HS seniors in San Antonio never earn any additional educational certificates or degrees. This is perhaps the single biggest social dimension that prevents individuals from a more positive future and fulfilling lives. Each of us has a responsibility to reach out and help the changes necessary to improve our communities. Thanks, FM
Jenny Hixon has formulated a brilliant 5-year plan that has most of its focus on prevention of domestic violence. She told me that one aspect of her plan that is not in this article is the important work of debriefing families that have experienced murder. Not only will that help the families involved, but gathering information informs how to proceed in the future of preventing more such tragedies. This important work may involve some of us.
Colleagues, Medicare enrollment is underway, remember to inform your clients/patients and families of the enrollment period to ensure Medicare recipients make changes to their plans or insurers accordingly. Open Enrollment is Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.
Categories: Profession Advocacy, Community Engaged and Community Advocacy
Profession Advocacy: Community Health Workers are recognized for their efforts in promoting the CHW Profession among other disciplines and community. Moreover, CHWs are acknowledged for their loyalty, advocacy and professional representation.
CHWs members recognized in October 2019 are:
Maria Isabel Vasquez
Rosa Isela Vasquez
Community Engaged: In this category, CHWs are recognized for their work, dedication and passion planning and executing events on behalf of SACHWA. CHWs’ presence and representation in the community is vital to the recognition and advancement of the profession and it is instrumental in fostering community relations and partnerships.
CHWs members recognized in October 2019 are:
CHW Students recognized in October 2019: Students are recognized for going above and beyond class requirements. Students committed their time outside the classroom to engage in community service.
Students from Community Health Worker Program at Northwest Vista College were recognized during Association’s quarterly training.
Attention certified CHWs, don’t forget to RSVP with Dr. Fernando Martinez by Wednesday, October 16th in order to attend the upcoming Continuing Education scheduled for Saturday, October 19th. Please check your email.
September 14, 2019. A group of Community Health Worker students from the Community Health Worker Program at Northwest Vista College led a team of Certified Community Health Workers in a walk along the Guadalupe, Calavera and Cesar Chavez Streets in the Westside of San Antonio during the Dieciseis de Septiembre Parade. Our team joined the Annual Avenida Guadalupe Association’s Parade alongside other community organizations in celebration of Mexico’s Independence.
CHWs engage and participate in cultural and community events to honor our community. We live with, work and serve members from this community and therefore our presence and active participation is a way to remind community members of the mutual collaboration and shared goals we have in common.
A special thanks to our colleagues members of the organizing committee who helped organize our participation in this community event. Robert Gomez, Frank Morales, Ludivina Hernandez, Cynthia Parker, Isabel Vasquez, Dr. Fernando Martinez and Guadalupe Cornejo thank you for your time and leadership.