Conference on Community Health Workers and Promoters are Heroes

Date: October 21, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Flamingo Hotel

In Spanish “

Event overview

The Community Health Worker for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) project presents this conference to celebrate the CHW and Promotora workforce in Sonoma County for their work before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services recognizes CHWs and promoters as an essential workforce that has been a leader in equitable access to health care and COVID-19 testing and vaccines during the pandemic . They provide the necessary guidance, support and information based on lived experiences. During the pandemic, they were on the front line, continually guiding and connecting their community to the complex web of the health system, bringing together masks, food, funding, technology and information. They did all of this while trying to protect themselves and their families, and experiencing their own fear and loss. This conference is a celebration of their work, to honor their presence and provide an opportunity for healing and community building.

Conference Activities

  • Recognition: We will reward two CSAs and one CSA ally who will be nominated by their peers. Thanks for sharing this nomination form and submit by October 1st!
  • Training: This conference will include 3 workshops: Medicine of the mind/body; COVID-19 tools and updates; Basics of the Community Health Worker Basic Consensus Project (C3 Project)
  • Workforce Development: The second half of the day will be devoted to a resource and career fair. If you are interested in hosting a table at the Resource and Career Fair, please contact us!
  • Healing and Self-Care: We will have activities organized by local organizations for community building. There is also an ongoing quilt project to document the work and experience of CHWs in Sonoma County. Download the Quilt Project Flyer »

Thank you to our sponsors!

This meeting was made possible by CDC grant number NU58DP007010. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

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