A MEDS Ed seminar


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This session of CareOregon Pharmacy’s MEDS Ed program explores the tremendous benefits and resources Community Health Workers can provide for both primary care clinicians and patients.

Key Session Takeaways

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  • Understanding some of the roles and competencies for Community Health Workers. Part 1 – 20:17
  • The role of Community Health Worker has been evolving since the 1950s. Part 1 – 25:38
  • How systems benefit from working with Community Health Workers. Part 1 – 36:08
  • A moving example of what can draw someone into becoming a Community Health Worker. Part 2 – 7:20
  • How Community Health Workers are referred to patients who need them. Part 2 – 16:35
  • Community Health Workers can help in many ways, including getting healthy produce to clients. Part 2 – 20:00
  • Evolution of the Community Supported Agriculture program. Part 2 – 24:36
  • What do relationships between Community Health Workers and other team members look like? Part 2 – 36:58
  • Understanding Mobile Integrated Healthcare. Part 3 – 5:01
  • Making an impact with behavioral health and substance use disorders. Part 3 – 10:51
  • Examples that demonstrate success. Part 3 – 17:50          
  • Examples of a strong collaboration with pharmacists. Part 3 – 21:51
  • What kind of CHW support do the CCOs provide? Part 4 – 2:30
  • How does the role of the Traditional Health Worker Liaison support CHW work? Part 4 – 6:00

Featured Speakers

  • Jennine Smart, MSW – Executive Director ORCHWA                  
  • Yesi Castro – Workforce Development Director ORCHWA
  • Leslie Esinga – Community Health Specialist II, Multnomah County Health Department
  • Juliet Munoz – Community Health Specialist II, Multnomah County Health Department
  • Jeff Holland – Community Health Specialist II, Multnomah County Health Department
  • Sylvia Ness – Multnomah County Health Worker Program Supervisor
  • Ruby Ibarra – Multnomah County Health Worker Program Supervisor
  • Sabrina Ballew – Mobile Integrated Healthcare Supervisor – Mercy Flights, Inc.
  • Nick (YoungTae) Kim, PharmD, MBA – Ambulatory Care Clinical Coordinator – CareOregon
  • Susan Palmer – Traditional Health Worker Liaison – CareOregon   
  • Cliff Juno – Traditional Health Worker Liaison – CareOregon

Featured content

Playlist:

Community Health Workers - On the Frontlines of Reducing Health Disparities (Parts 1-5) - A MEDS Ed Seminar: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyMdH550xxLxNKWaCLVZhJF9Xs9ugIdJM

Individual presentations:

Panel Q&A:

Community Health Workers (5/5): youtu.be/_J0oN-gkmRQ