Securing Community Health Workers in Michigan: Next Steps for Sustainability
Thank you for joining Community Health Workers (CHWs), organizational partners, and other stakeholders at Lansing Community College West in Lansing, MI on October 20, 2015 as we continued progress toward CHW sustainability in Michigan.
Annual Meeting Video
Renee Pearson, St. John Providence: 6:38
Dr. Eden Wells, MDHHS: 8:15
Terri Price, Spectrum Health: 48:52
Tom Curtis, MDHHS: 55:32
Katie Mitchell, MiCHWA: 1:26:19
A Big Thanks to This Year’s Sponsors
MiCHWA thanks for the following organizations for their contributions to our Annual Meeting:
- Population Health and Winnable Battles by Dr. Eden Wells, MDHHS
- Michigan’s State Innovation Model by Tom Curtis, MDHHS
- MiCHWA Update by Katie Mitchell, MiCHWA
- MiCHWA Main Session Summary
This Year’s Workshops & Materials
Workshop A: Developing Quality Guidelines for CHW Programs
Overview: Participants in this workshop will identify 3-10 components essential for quality CHW programs. These guidelines will provide guidance on what makes a “good” or well-functioning CHW program, including programs that improve health, promote health equity and reduce cost.
Notes from Workshop A
Workshop B: Designing CHW Payment Models
Overview: Participants in this workshop will dissect and evaluate various payment models for CHWs within community and provider organizations. Participants will design their own models and discuss the viability of those models as small groups and a large group. This workshop is a follow-up to MiCHWA’s stakeholder forums.
Notes from Workshop B
Workshop C: Scaling CHW Education: A review of needs and map to the future
Overview: Participants in this workshop will review existing CHW education practices in Michigan and discuss results from an employer needs assessment. Group will also review progress to date on MiCHWA’s CHW registry and certification processes and provide input. Evaluation data from MiCHWA’s pilot training courses will also be available.
Notes from Workshop C
Workshop D: Understanding Data: What and how do we share?Overview: Participants in this workshop will grapple with data and data sharing. How do you share client/patient data between health plans, health systems, and community agencies? What role does the CHW play? Participants will discuss how data sharing between stakeholders could work and what systems can be put in place to avoid service duplication while improving population health by addressing social determinants.
Notes from Workshop D