A Northeast Texas CHW Coalition Invitation

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The Northeast Texas Community Health Worker Coalition invites your attendance at the following presentation.

Guest Speaker        

Rosalia Guerrero-Luera

Program Manager
Texas Public Health Training Center
Community Health Worker Training Program
University of Texas School of Public Health
Houston, TX  77030

** Ms. Guerrero-Luera is appointed to the DSHS CHW Advisory Committee **



“Workforce Solutions & Employment Opportunities for Community Health Workers: A Report to the CHW Program Advisory Committee of the Texas Department of State Health Services”



July 14, 2017

2:00 PM



Tyler Junior College – West Campus

1530 W SW Loop 323



Please register for the event below –


Registration closed on July 8, 2017. You may still be able to attend after that date by contacting Christie Cofer at 903-877-8938 or christie.cofer@uthct.edu




“Building Bridges for Better Community Health” – A Northeast Texas CHW Coalition Conference

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Click this LINK to access the 2017 CHW Coalition Conference Flyer.

Program Information

Multiple hours of DSHS certified and non-certified CEU hours will be available for CHW and CHWI participants who attend and complete the presented programming.  Social Worker CEUs (provided by TJC) will also be available. This event is scheduled on July 14, 2017 at Tyler Junior College West Campus located at 1530 South Southwest Loop 323,  in Tyler, TX 75709.

Keynote Presentations include …

The CHW and Public Health:  The UT Health Northeast Experience with Jeffrey Levin, MD

Creating and Maintaining Healthy Worksite Environments  – Terrence Ates & John Ragland

CHW Self – Care: Focusing on You While Giving Back to the Community – LaShonda Malrey-Horne

With Breakout Presentations …

Community Health Workers: Understanding your role in planning on the health care team – Carol Henson

Leadership … Do You Have What it Takes … Yes, You Do! – Kim Bush

Texas Department of State Health Services Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Project – Alisa Spieckerman / Nancy Eichner

Don’t Flip Flop Around! Take Care of Your Feet – Ardis Reed

Helping Clients Self-Manage Chronic Disease – Marcus Wade

Understanding HIV/AIDS For Community Health Workers  – Tasha Whitaker

Diabetes, Depression and Syndemic Suffering among  African American Patients – Pamela Fox

Virtual Dementia Tour – Stephanie Taylor

A Community Health Worker’s Guide to Texercise Classic  – Jeanie Gallegly

Tobacco Danger – Lana Herriman

5 Things to Know about Brain Injury – Kristy Easley

 Workforce Solutions & Employment Opportunities for Community Health Workers: A Report to the CHW Program Advisory Committee of the Texas Department of State Health Services – Rosalia Guerrero-Luera

Hereditary Cancer: What is it and what Can We Do About it? – Megan E. McKenna


Why should I attend?

Networking opportunities

Price of event versus Value received

DSHS Certified CHW and CHWI CEUs for re-certification

Community resources





Event sponsorships are encouraged and welcome! Please contact Christie Cofer for more information at 903-877-8938  or at email christie.cofer@uthct.edu.

Charges and Payment Information

There is a $25 Early Bird Registration Fee – Payment must be made before July 8. Late and on site registration fee is $30.

Payment methods for this conference include personal or organizational check, cash, credit or debit card. Details on these methods are provided during the registration process.

This event has a no refund policy. Transfers (another person attends in your place) are allowed.

Need information or have a question – please contact Christie Cofer at 903-877-8938 or christie.cofer@uthct.edu

Start your registration today!

Registration closed on July 8, 2017. You may still be able to attend after that date by contacting Christie Cofer at 903-877-8938 or christie.cofer@uthct.edu




Virtual Dementia Tour

Virtual Dementia Tour – Sign Up Today!

A simulation designed to learn more about the day-to-day challenges of living with dementia.


Times available are from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm.


A virtual dementia tour is a unique, hands-on simulation to learn firsthand the day-to-day challenges of living with dementia.

The tour is ideal for:

  • family caregivers, friends, and neighbors of those living with dementia
  • medical and health care professionals
  • churches, social organizations, and community groups
  • local businesses with clients and customers living with dementia


During the tour, you will be outfitted with clothing and accessories designed to simulate the experience of a person with dementia. You will be assigned a set of simple tasks such as folding clothes, setting the table, or counting change while being observed by the trained facilitators. After the tour, you have the opportunity to meet with Alliance staff to learn more about your experience and find resources on how you can support a person living with dementia!

The total experience takes approximately 30 minutes.


To Reserve your time, click here or call 903-509-8323


Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse in Rural Communities


The Rural Health Information Hub will be hosting a free webinar.

Title: Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse in Rural Communities
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 am Pacific, 12:00 pm Mountain, 1:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Eastern

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) and NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will introduce a new Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Toolkit designed to help rural communities plan, implement, and sustain substance abuse services. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the toolkit identifies model programs and resources that will benefit rural communities seeking to implement substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. A key focus area of the toolkit is to provide best practices for implementing prevention programs and increasing access to treatment and support services in rural communities. This webinar will feature two examples of successful programs funded by FORHP, including lessons learned.

This webinar features three presentations:

Tricia Stauffer, MPH, Principal Research Analyst at the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, will introduce the Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Toolkit.
Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH, Health Director at Granville Vance Public Health will present on Project VIBRANT (Vance Initiates Bringing Resources and Naloxone Training), which purchased naloxone kits and provided training to healthcare providers, law enforcement, and other community members on how to recognize and respond to opioid overdose.
Freddie Jaquez, MA, Executive Director of San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center will present on San Luis Valley N.E.E.D. (Naloxone; Education; Empowerment; Distribution), which worked with community partners to organize a six-county-wide program in Colorado to provide training on recognizing symptoms of opioid overdose and administering naloxone in the case of overdose.


The Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Toolkit will be released prior to the webinar.

About the Rural Health Information Hub
The Rural Health Information Hub is a free, federally funded resource that provides information to help build quality health services in rural America. RHIhub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

If you have questions, please contact Cathy Westerhausen at cathy@ruralhealthinfo.org or 701.777.0584.

Public Health Foundation May 2017 Webinars

The Public Health Foundation (http://www.phf.org) is hosting a number of webinars during the month of May


Moving from Assessment to Action in Community Health Improvement Monday, May 1, 2017 from 3-4pm EDT http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/Moving_from_Assessment_to_Action_in_Community_Health_Improvement.aspx

(Sorry for the last minute notice on this one! The archive of the webinar should be available from this same webpage later this week if today’s time for the live event is not convenient.)


University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health: Establishing a Progressive New AHD Partnership (Academic Health Department Learning Community Meeting) Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 2-3pm EDT http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/AHD_Learning_Community_Meeting_2017May.aspx


Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Exploring Competencies for the Emerging Field of Legal Epidemiology Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 2-3:30pm EDT http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/Virtual_Town_Hall_Meeting_Legal_Epidemiology_Competency_Model.aspx


Changes to CPH Certification Program ,

Friday, May 26, 2017, from 2-3pm ET




Aging Insight 101

The 5 BIG Mistakes … & How to Avoid Them

Presentation by John Ross – Elder Law Attorney

Presentation is for everyone, but especially working and retired senior adults and adult children who have limited but can come during the lunch hour, have a FREE Meal and learn very valuable information about issues that touch us all.

Please click on this LINK for more information.

Reservations are required – RSVP to sford@rossandshoalmire.com or 903-561-5653.


SS Number Removal Initiative

April 20, 2017

To:  RHC Community and Friends

From:  Bill Finerfrock

Re:  April 25th 2:00pm EASTERN RHC TA call

Here is a link to the slides that will be used during tomorrow’s RHC TA call on shifting from the current Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) to the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).

SS Number Removal Initiative

Due to limitations beyond our control, it is possible that some individual wishing to watch this webinar live on-line will be unable to get through.  If this happens, you can still listen to the presentation and follow along on slides that you will be able to download from the link above.

Here is the call-in information:

Conference number: 1-888-220-3091

Passcode: 6463064


As always, there is no charge to participate in this webinar and you do not need to register in advance.  If you feel there are others who could benefit from receiving this information, please feel free to share.

If you are unable to listen/participate live, a recording of the session, a transcript and copies of the speaker slides will be available for download at a later date.

Addressing the Issues with Diabetes Medications

About the Event and Presenter

Niki Carver, PharmD, CPPS 
Pharmacy Director

Arkansas Continued Care Hospital

Join this webinar to learn about the various issues with diabetes medications. Niki Carver, PharmD, CPPS will describe some potential medication use problems and how to avoid these problems. She will also discuss potential causes of poor medication adherence and how to address these issues. In addition, participants will leave the event with the knowledge of how to use various medication assistance websites and programs.

Dr. Carver is also a pharmacy consultant for TMF and has worked on projects relating to adverse drug events and readmissions in the hospital setting since 2005. Her other areas of expertise include hospital regulations, quality improvement and medication safety initiatives.

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