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Houston, Texas March 7, 2014 – Social justice has recently made its way into the field of healthcare. The Texas Gulf Coast Community Health Worker Promotores Association will hold a conference on March 14, 2014 at United Way, 50 Waugh Dr. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to discuss effective ways Community Health Workers (CHWs) can address social justice in our community. The discussions involves topics such as the affordable access to health care, especially for low income households and families. The conference will also address maternal and child health and human trafficking.
With the conference theme being Social Justice, the conference goal is to better understand the role of CHWs in alleviating poverty and advocating for social justice in our community. The breakout sessions will offer additional opportunities to discuss how poverty and social justice relate to health.
Well known for his expertise, keynote speaker Dr. Robert Sanborn, President and CEO of CHILDREN AT RISK will address the conference. His organization has expanded its leadership and influence by advocating for children who are a primary target for human trafficking. Notable achievements include launching the Public Policy & Law Center, CHILDREN AT RISK Institute and Center to End Trafficking and Exploitation of Children. In recognition of the significant impact in the improvement of the lives of Houston’s most defenseless children, Dr. Sanborn received the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children “Advocate of the Year Award” and the “Seeds of Hope” award for his work to end poverty at a systematic level through advocacy with community organizations and an increased awareness among public officials and the media.
The purpose of the TGCCPA is to support and advance the community health work profession in the Texas Gulf Coast region. The mission of TGCCPA is to meet the needs of the diverse CHW workforce throughout the Texas Gulf Coast by improving communication, providing access to resources, and improving job opportunities. The vision of the TGCCPA is that CHW/ Promotores are empowered and supported to build and promote health in our communities.
Date: Friday,March 14th, 2014
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm – please account for morning traffic when planning your trip
Location: United Way; 50 Waugh Dr., Houston, TX, 77007 (Click here for map)
Parking: Free in attached garage
Who should attend: Community Health Workers / Promotores de Salud; Prospective CHW Employers; Community-based Organization Representatives
CEUs: Attendees can earn up to 4 CEUs (combination of DSHS-certified and non-certified)
**NEW! CHW Video Contest: This year we will be hosting our first CHW contest! As part of our conference theme, we would like CHWs to submit a 1 minute video telling us or showing us how you promote Social Justice as a CHW. Not sure what Social Justice is?? Click here to read more. You’re already doing it, we promise!
We need more video entries for the contest. Enter yours TODAY!
Send your 1 minute videos to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28th for a chance to win a prize and be recognized by your peers!
To register, please visit the Registration tab!
Registration & details: www.chwconferencehouston.com
Job Description: The CHW provides assistance in identifying and resolving basic health and social problems for UTMB patients and their families. The CHW is a resource for community resources and basic health information. This position will cover Brazoria County – must be willing to travel throughout county.
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Conference info, upcoming certification classes, and more! Check it out here!
Date: March 14, 2014
Location: United Way, 50 Waugh Dr., Houston, TX 77007
Topics: Human Trafficking, Child Maltreatment, Social Justice as Ministry, and more!
Registration & details: www.chwconferencehouston.com
This year we will be hosting our first CHW video contest! As part of our theme, we would like CHWs to submit a 1 minute video telling us or showing us how you promote Social Justice as a CHW. Not sure what Social Justice is?? Click here to read more. You’re already doing it, we promise! Details on website!
Fort Bend Area:
- Date/Time: December 6th, 2013; 9:00am-11:00am
- Location: 1705 Jackson St, Richmond, TX 77469; Oak Bend Medical Center Conference Room
- Continuing Education: Preventing Burnout - 1 DSHS-certified CEU from the UTSPH CHW Training Program
- Date/Time: December 10th, 2013; 10:00am-12:00pm
- Location: United Way, 50 Waugh Dr., Houston, TX 77007
- Continuing Education: Social Justice & CHWs - 1 DSHS-certified CEU from the UTSPH CHW Training Program
- RSVP: Please let us know you’ll be joining us by responding here
** In the spirit of the holidays, please bring a blanket, sweater, or non-perishable food item(s) to donate to the needy on behalf of our CHW community! For every item you bring, you get an extra door prize ticket! **
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