Health Justice Now Webinar Series Part 6: The Path to Sustainable Financing for Community Health Workers
This is part 6 of the Health Justice Now series.
Community Health Workers (CHWs) have a long, rich history of improving health outcomes, particularly within underserved communities. They have been especially involved in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response by providing essential public health education and delivering health services in resource-constrained areas. Despite the power and promise of CHWs, the public still lacks an understanding of their role and value in the healthcare system. This is directly related to the absence of long-term, sustainable funding needed to appropriately support and sustain the CHW workforce. This webinar provided attendees with the opportunity to hear from CHWs and other stakeholders who shared their thoughts on the current financing landscape, including what works and where there may still be gaps in the public health workforce. The webinar also includes time for Q&A with attendees.
- Maria Lemus, founding Executive Director of Visión y Compromiso
- Shannon Lijewski, CEO, Everyday Life Consulting; Founder, The Rural Community Health Worker Network
- Richard Medina, Linkage to care Specialist/Community Health Worker, Montefiore Health System
- Mar Velez, State Policy Senior Manager, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California