Join us at the 8th Annual Community Health Worker/Patient Navigator Conference “The Power of Integration”
May 11, 2017 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Four Points Sheraton, Norwood MA
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Please join CHWs and CHW supporters for “The Power of Integration: The 8th Annual Community Health Worker /Patient Navigator Conference” on May 11, 2017! Community health workers (CHWs) and patient navigators (PNs) have become a vital part of today’s healthcare system. The 8th annual conference will focus on the power of successfully integrating CHW/PNs into multidisciplinary teams.
The conference offers interactive skills-based learning in a variety of topics through breakout sessions, networking, and resource and poster sessions. This invitation is extended to CHWs, PNs, supervisors, and those involved in developing PN programs throughout Massachusetts and other parts of the country. Come join us for this exciting conference designed by and for CHWs and PNs!
This year we will have a panel of experts discussing challenges and successes of CHW integration into teams.
In addition to the expert panel, this year’s conference features 18 breakout sessions to choose from. Click here to view breakout session descriptions
Meet our panel moderator:
Durrell J. Fox, BS -- CHW, Community Health Worker, Health Equity Consultant, JSI Technical Advisor- MA DPH Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund
Durrell J. Fox is a Community Health Worker with over 25 years of experience providing outreach, direct services, case management support and advocacy for HIV+ adolescents/ young adults, their families and communities. He is currently a health equity consultant, as well as a Technical Advisor for the MA Department of Public Health’s Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF). Since 1991 Durrell has been involved in local, state, regional and national CHW workforce development efforts including serving as one of the founding members of the CHW Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Association of CHWs, the Massachusetts Association of CHWs, and the New England CHW Coalition. He also serves as co-chair of the reader’s panel for the CHW Core Consensus (C3) National Project and as a member of the Advisory Workgroup for the Massachusetts CHW Board of Certification. He also serves as faculty for the Holyoke Community College Foundations of Health CHW certificate course. Durrell is involved in many community based initiatives related to HIV/AIDS; CHWs; adolescents/young adults; and eliminating health and healthcare disparities. In 2011 he was appointed to and continues to serve on the US Office of Minority Health Region I Health Equity Council (New England RHEC). He is a member of the APHA state affiliate, Massachusetts Public Health Association (served on their Board of Directors 2006-2012), and has served in many roles within APHA including as a member of the APHA Executive Board.
Meet our Panelists:
Josep Vicente, Community Health Worker, Massachusetts General Hospital, Chelsea HealthCare Center
Josep Vicente has been a Community Health Worker at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Chelsea HealthCare Center since 2011. As part of an interdisciplinary team, Pep works directly with patients to engage them in their care by assessing their needs and addressing the barriers that prevent them for reaching optimal health outcomes. Through his work, Pep helps patients establish goals that help promote and support patient-provider engagement, medication and appointment adherence, and health education. Josep also teaches Medical Spanish at Tufts University, and is the interpreter for the course Cooking and Science at Harvard University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and Romance Languages from the University of Barcelona.
Emily Johnson, LSW, Director of Community Outreach, Lynn Community Health Center
Emily Johnson is the Director of Community Outreach at Lynn Community Health Center where she supervises a growing team of community health workers and case managers. Prior to her current role, Emily was a clinical supervisor with Eliot Community Human Services Lynn Community Base Flexible Support program. In 2015 Emily received the Andrea Gaulzetti Excellence in Community Health award from Lynn Community Health Center and in 2016 Outstanding CHW Supervisor Award from the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers. Emily graduated Cum Laude from Salem State University in May of 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in social work, and holds a current license in social work in the state of Massachusetts.
John Gatto, MSW, LICSW, Senior Vice President for Community Health, Justice Research Institute
John Gatto first began working at Justice Research Institute (JRI) as a mental health clinician in 1994. At that time, he provided home-based services to adults with HIV/AIDS in their housing and home care programs. Over the following five years he assumed positions of increasing responsibility, overseeing the development of substance abuse services at the Sidney Borum Health Center and then serving as the Clinical Director of the Assisted Living Program. John left JRI in 2000 and held leadership positions in the HIV/AIDS community, leading the merger of several AIDS service organizations in the Boston area. He returned to JRI in 2012 as the Executive Director of JRI Health and now as the Vice President of Community Health. He holds an MSW from Boston University. He is also a MACHW advisory board member and co-chair of the governance committee.
Corina Pinto, Community Health Worker, Pediatric Department, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Corina Pinto is a Community Health Worker in the Pediatric Asthma Clinic at the East Boston Neighborhood Health center, where she conducts home visits and provides general case management and patient advocacy. Prior to becoming a CHW, Corina worked as a health rights educator for migrant farm workers and also worked on women’s health accessibility issues at Planned Parenthood and Burlington City Hall. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A in History and a minor in Global studies. In 2016, Corina was nominated for a Boston SPARK Impact Award, which shines a light on outstanding human services professionals whose everyday dedication supports a healthy, thriving city.
4.0 Hours of continuing education will be offered for Nurses (RNs/LPNs), Certified Prevention Specialists (CPS) and Social Workers. Please contact AdCare Educational Institute to determine if a Social Work Authorization Number has been secured.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Four Points by Sheraton Norwood1125 Boston Providence TurnpikeNorwood, MA 02062
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