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.
Community Health Worker Students from Northwest Vista
College and members of the San Antonio Community Health Workers
Association will be marching together in celebration of the 16 de
“The Avenida Guadalupe neighborhood Dieciséis de Septiembre Parade
began 38 years ago in an effort to preserve and memorialize occurrences
in local Mexican-American history, particularly recognizing San Antonio
de Bexar’s important role in “El Grito de Dorores” (the Cry of Dolores)
and the Mexican War of Independence” (Avenida).
In 2016, we particpated for the first time and we’ve made this a
symbolic celebration to honor our connection to the community. This is a
family friendly event and CHWs are encouraged to bring family and
friends to join us in the walk or to enjoy the parade along the streets
of the neigborhood.
The 14th Annual Texas health Literacy conference will take place on October 3-4, 2019.
This conference is one of the best conferences held in San Antonio that pertains to our field of Community Health.
If you are able to commit to attend both days, including the evening panel and keynote session, please send me your name, email address and phone number and I will submit the list to Liz to apply for the scholarship.
Please carefully review your calendar and personal
commitments and determine if this is something
you want to do. Out of respect and to be good stewards of the funds
being dedicated to sponsor the registration fee, we ask you to examine
your availability before putting your name on the list.
This is on first come, first served basis. Only 20 entries available.