My name is Alexa Shafer and I have been with Traverse Health Clinic for two years. I have been the Enrollment and Eligibility Specialist for a year and a half, and then in the last six months I took on the title of Community Health Worker. I mostly assist my clients with applying for Medicaid and the Marketplace as well as find resources around the Northern Michigan Area.
My name is Yewande Olanrewaju and I am from Nigeria. I am currently living in the US with my family. I worked with the ministry of health in Nigeria as a Health Educator/Community Health Worker. In the U.S. I earned an associate degree in science and a certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). I am not currently working but I have worked as a Nursing Aide/Home health caregiver. I hope to have the training in the fall so I will be able to become a certified Community Health Worker in the United States.
I been a Community Health Worker with United Physicians since 2019. I provide a variety of resources for the patients and providers we serve. It is a fulfilling career and I enjoy the work I do as a CHW.
-Anthony Retka, CHW
Community Health Worker
Have worked as a CHW for Mid Michigan District Health Department for 3 years. I'am also certified as a SOAR Navigator.
I am a new Community Health Navigator for the Lenawee County Health Department. Excited to be able to help the people of my community.
I am currently one of the first CHWs in office at a Spectrum Health Clinic in Grand Rapids. I am getting my MPH and this job opportunity has taught me so much and I am excited to continue helping the community.
Community Health workers of Strong Beginning Program at Mercy Health Saint Mary's / Trinity Health.
My career as a CHW is to help patients develop health management plans and goals . follow-up with health management/ Care plans with both patients and providers. Coash patients in effective management of their chronic health conditions and self-care. Assist patients in understanding care plans and instruction.
Stephen is a devoted person to his community. Willing to learn and bring new ideas to uplift and bring positive information to the people.
GDABVI takes a whole-person approach to sight loss by meeting people where they are in their vision journey. We provide daily living skills, technology training, orientation and mobility, support groups, case management for basic needs, information and resources, and opportunities to socialize for blind and visually impaired individuals. Our programs foster independence, safety, and overall well-being across the lifespan.
District Health Department #10 is the largest geographic health department in Michigan, serving ten counties including Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford.
Community Health Workers serve in the Community Connections program at District Health Department # 10. Community Connections is open to all ages (minors with consent) and all incomes to help navigate community resources.
First Candle is committed to ending Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths while providing bereavement support to families who have experienced a loss.
Everyday Life was founded in 2016, with a deep passion for helping people. A need wasn't being filled in our communities and we knew we could help. Let us help your organization build genuine relationships and connections through our consulting and virtual training programs. With our vast experience with Project Management, Community Health Workers, Social Determinants of Health, Community Clinical Linkage and more, we are here to help take your business to the next level.
Federally Qualified Health Center servicing Lower Southwest Michigan.
The Detroit Health Department has been providing important public health services to Detroiters for over 100 years. The Health Department’s mission is to work in partnership with Detroiters to protect and promote their health, well-being, safety and resilience, and to respond to every public health need with exceptional leadership, policies, programs and services.
Training, employing, and promoting CHWs is only one way the Health Department builds individual and community capacity in Detroit.
MiCHWA has established itself as the CHW information hub for the state of Michigan. Initially founded as a small stakeholder coalition, MiCHWA’s growth has significantly exceeded initial expectations by Steering Committee and working group members. Interest in MiCHWA’s activities from outside organizations has skyrocketed over the last four years, resulting in an increase in demands for CHW information, presentations on CHW effectiveness, and support for CHW activities. Outside agencies are coming to MiCHWA for information about the CHW role, resources to support CHW employment, and research to make the case for why CHWs are essential health care team members. MiCHWA is excited about these opportunities, and continues to find new ways to engage CHWs and stakeholders in these discussions across the state.
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This will be a new start for me
I'm happy to announce that I am a CHW on a Master's level. I went through the course and have acquired pertinent knowledge for success as CHW. My educational/experience may make me a valuable asset to your organization i.e. motivational interviewing techniques; grief counselling; and active listening.
Harm Reduction Navigator; HIV/STI Test Counselor; Outreach Specialist
Disability Advocate for Native Americans in Chippewa, Alger, Mackinac, Luce, and Schoolcraft
My involvement with MiCHWA consists of gaining my CHW certification and having the opportunity to survey and interview the community on the benefits becoming vaccinated. This contributes the data needed to provide communities with proper resources and access. My relationships with the public school system, rehabilitation programs, churches and community organizations will aide in gaining resources needed for CHW's to better serve their community. As an Officer in the Order of the Eastern Stars, I have experience in maintaing order, dignity and being a positive representative. I am a self-starter, well organized, creative, excellent written, verbal and technical communication skills also dedicated and a hard worker. I will contribute these skill sets as well as others from my certifications in Covid-19, Mental Health First Aide, Climate Change and Cirriculum and Effective Communication.
Started my second career working with the Washtenaw County Health Department at the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic in early 2021 helping get people vaccinated. Moved on to work with Packard Health p/t doing the same thing from November 2021 to end of July 2022. During my time with the health department and Packard Health I also worked pop up vaccination events on the weekends as well as tabling events at local festivals to get the word out about Covid vaccinations. I became a certified CHW in March 2022. Started working as a certified CHW for the health department on August 1, 2022.
I am a Cradle Community Health Worker operating under the YWCA of Kalamazoo, MI. I work with many organizations in Kalamazoo to connect pregnant and parenting families to resources to support their families, in the pursuit to reduce infant mortality.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health from Western Michigan University with a minor in Addiction Studies. I am a Certified Community Health Worker through MiCHWA, and a Certified Health Education Specialist through NCHEC.
Lisa Walker is a Community Health Representative for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Fulton, Michigan. Being a tribal member gives her a unique perspective when serving the tribal community. She is a new to the Community Health Representative role and has been diving in to training and educational opportunities. Despite being new to the postion, Ms. Walker has wasted no time in getting out and serving the NHBP community through community health efforts such as outreach, providing advocacy, case management, care coordination, direct care, health education, social and emotional support, and building capacity. She is helping to further define the role of CHR within NHBP and is passionate about making certain that the services offered are accessible to all tribal members. Ms. Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations, a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration, and is currently pursing her Masters in Public Health.
I have been a CHW since 2017.
MI Choice Waiver Housing Coordinator
I became a certified CHW in 2017. I worked as a Medical Case manager the past 4yrs in a respite program and the last year in homeless shelter.I am currently lead CHW for Wayne health.
I am a CHW for the Parenting Communities program at BLDHD. I provide support for families in Leelanau County with children ages 0-6 through home visiting, connection to resources, playgroups, and community events. "Helping us all be the parents we dream of being"
Community Connector for Molina Healthcare since May 2020 and certified MiCHWA Community Health Worker since Dec 2021! I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Human Sexuality from Eastern Michigan University. I reside in Ferndale, MI, and I work with Molina members throughout all of Michigan. My favorite part of my work is when I hear members say "you have been so helpful and made me feel better"! Being a source of light in the world and uplifting others is my passion.
Supportive Community Outreach Worker with a knack for reaching out to clients and families.In order to assist in the gaining of independence and the accomplishment of goals. Broad experience working with at-risk populations to overcome substance abuse, obtain housing and manage mental health issues. Strong understanding of the specific needs of the homeless.
CHW at Genesee Community Health Access Program (CHAP).
I am a Certified Community Health Worker CCHW. I am also the creator of TY Virtual Office Services LLC. We are a virtual front office staff for any business/ company in the US, and also a support service for any individual that is in need of support mentally, or emotionally with resources of help or seeking an advocate. This is a company that is seeking to help and provide a peace of mind. Remember! any questions you may have, feel free to contact me anytime. I look forward to speaking with you.
I am Janasia Lewis- Community Health Worker.
I have been working in the field of community health for 5 years specializing in healthy aging seniors, family navigation, and autism testing. Prior to this, women, children, and early childhood development were my area of focus.
As you can see, I am community oriented. I strive to contribute to the overall health of our community servicing all ages from youth to senior.
I am truly interested in broadening my educational horizons as a recent CHW graduate under cohort 84.
It is my dream to fill our community with the needed knowledge to stay healthy and become self sufficient. With dedicated individuals like my self servicing those in need, we can meet the overall CHW core consensus (C3).
I have made it my mission to provide quality care with a positive attitude. I am excited to take my skills and experience on a new journey.
I hope to hear back form you soon!
Family Navigator with Genesee Health System. I began working here in 2016 as a community member with lived experience with the Flint Water Crisis.
I have 6 years experience working with individuals and families affected by the Flint Water Crisis. During these 6 years I would step my feet into Outreach, Family supports/advocacy, Healthy living, family engagement, Mental health, grief, suicide prevention, mental health first aid, neuropsychology testing, homelessness and guiding others to live their best quality of life. I look forward to putting all this eclectic insight into my CHW role.
Strong Beginnings CHW
I am a CHW at the Family Health Center in Kalamazoo Michigan
My role is to help facilitate member's of our community to find strength and comfort in their lives. My goal is to provide anyone in need with the basic support they may need to achieve their goals. We all need support.
Currently employed as the Community Health Worker covering all 5 of our Health Center sites/clinics
Currently I am working for Genesee Community Health Center as a Care Manager for Opioid Reduction Programs.
I work as a CHW for a program called Community Connection at the Health Department. We try to help the community find whatever resources they may need.
I am a Community Health Worker from Ohio, but work in Michigan servicing Monroe and Lenawee counties. I hope to bring peace of mind to those in need.
I currently work at McLaren Health Plan as an Outreach Coordinator. A lot of the work we do coincides with the work of a CHW, so it only made sense to take the CHW certification. I enjoy helping others around me and in the community.
Community Health Worker
I work at Great Lakes Recovery Centers Escanaba Outpatient office as a Peer Engagement specialist. My CHW training has given me tools to better help my clients on their road to recovery from substance use disorders and move toward a healthier lifestyle.
I am a person in long-term recovery. I am a State Certified Peer Recovery Coach. I am also Certified in SMART Recovery. I am very passionate about helping others who suffer from any kind of addiction.
Caring Lactation Counselor with advanced knowledge and passion for natural health care practices. Experienced developing and implementing several individual breastfeeding plans for new mothers. Skillful conducting classes and creating breastfeeding educational resources for patients and general community.
Certified Case Manager and Community Health Worker.
Specializes in chronic illness. Provides technical assistance for identifying affordable, safe housing.
Working with Elderly population to assess their needs to allow them ability to access available community resources to remain living in their own homes for as long as possiblew.
I work with senior citizens focused on keeping them in their homes.
I have volunteered through The Disability Network in Flint, this is where I learned about the CHW certification program. I recently completed the program, and am excited to find a career in this field. Previously I worked in a nursing home in Dietary. I've always just loved helping people, and am excited to see where this could take me.
I am a Self-Sufficiency Advisor for TrueNorth Community Services, working in Montcalm, Mecosta, and Ionia County.
I work for True North Community Services as a Self Sufficiency Advisor for Mason, Lake, Manistee and Oceana Co.
Community Connector Program
I am CHW, currently working for Honor Community Health. My daily routing are assisted patients for their needs and HIV data.
I am a Parent Coach for Baby Scholars. I am also a CHW and advocator for my families.
My Name is Esther I'm a community Health worker.
I am an experienced Community Health Worker. She has been a Community Health worker at Spectrum Health for the past 16 years. She is both dedicated and passionate with the population she works with. She strives for mothers to get the prenatal care they deserve and for positive birth out comes.
Natalia loves spending time with her family and enjoying the summer weather at any beach.
If you’d like to get in touch with Natalia:
I am a Community Health Worker, with a Maternal Infant Health Program. I am very grateful, to have the opportunity to work with mothers and their babies, it is an honor to be part of a woman’s life during her prenatal stages and seeing how their babies meet their developmental milestones. I enjoy advocating for my client’s health and community needs and take honor in helping to reduce health disparities in the unserved communities for African American and Latino families. My goal is to encourage and empower families by providing health education and building a trusting relationship.
As a CHW, I have spent almost 8 years in disease prevention serving Kent Co.
I am currently employed with Molina Healthcare of Michigan as a Community Connector. I enjoy working in the Community, servicing Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County area. I became a Community Health Worker in 2019, enjoy taking webinar classes to strengthen my ability to serve the Community.
MDHHS - Community Information Exchange Task Force member.
Strong proponent of health equity, digital equity and inclusion. Providing cultural training on Middle Eastern populations.
Focused on addressing health equity, inclusion, digital literacy, racial bias and all barriers of social determinants of health (SDoH) in our communities, Some of which are especially complex.
Extensive work in serving refugees clients and of immigrant backgrounds from my lived experience.
Working with clients throughout the state of Michigan including Midland, Bay, Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Macomb, Saint Clair Livingston, Monroe, Genesee, Saginaw, Ottawa, Lapeer and Kent counties.
Founder of Superior Housing Solutions. Superior Housing Solutions: a 501c3 non-profit based in Marquette, MI
◦ We exist to assure that all vulnerable individuals, including those who are homeless and/or near homeless, have access to supportive housing that is safe, affordable, accessible and appropriate to promote self-actualization in an inclusive and supportive community.
We currently offer:
❖ Street Outreach
❖ Recovery Coaching
❖ Supported Housing
❖ Recovery Housing
❖ Work Force Development
I am cuurently working as the Youth Career Advisor and JMG Specialist for MichiganWorks Region 7B. I work with young adults ages 16-24 in Clare, Gladwin and Arenac Counties. I assist in removing barriers so that they are able to achieve their educational and career goals.
Previously employed at Cherry Health in Grand Rapids as a CHW in March 2021. I currently am working as a Supports Coordinator for Senior Resources in Muskegon which is where I reside. I loved working at Cherry Health! I could not do the commute during the winter. I am happy with Senior Resources for giving me an opportunity to learn more about elder care services. I am bilingual and speak Spanish. I enjoy serving my community. I worked for the State of Michigan as an Eligibility Specialist for over 9 years so am familiar with many programs the community needs.
I am the Education & Registry Manager for MiCHWA. Please email me with questions or just to say "Hi" at email@example.com!
I am a marketing and public health outreach professional. While my professional background is in corporate advertising, marketing and sales, I made a career transition in 2014 and started a new adventure as the founding Executive Director of Global Health Charities (www.globalhealthcharities.org).
In 2018, our family was transferred to Cincinnati for a 3-year commitment. While I remained a very active board member at Global Health Charities, I also pursued certification as a Community Health Worker through Health Care Access Now and the Ohio Board of Nursing, further advancing my knowledge and skills in overall health care, social services, individual and community advocacy, and health education.
Now back in Michigan permanently, I am exploring opportunities where I can help an organization or cause and put my marketing, advocacy and relationship-building skills to work.
Please contact me at 248/318-9013 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a CHW , I've been working as a CHW for almost 1 year. I connect with Pts and assist with coordinating appointments. I also Outreach to the communities by performing covid testing during different Community events.
Hey everyone, my name is My'a! I'm a wife, student, mentor, and community health worker. I like to think of us as the "glue" we connect our patients to their providers by assisting them in the barriers they face on a daily basis that prevent them from accessing primary care. Anything our patient need we are here to serve them no matter the circumstances! Breaking barriers, closing gaps, and serving the underserved!! I'm the founder of PCOS Women of Michigan which offers a support system to all women and women who are diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, spread awareness, and highlight the importance of self-care and self-love. Looking forward to connecting with you all!!
Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education. MiCHWA Certified Community Health Worker representing the UP MOM Model grant of the Upper Peninsula.