Community Health Workers


Welcome to the Georgia Community Health Worker information page! The purpose of this page is to provide updates and information regarding the role and work of CHWs in Georgia.
 
Check back frequently for updates and news around our progress in Georgia.
 
Events
The first CHW  Forum took place on November 17, 2016 at Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. Approximately 130 people were present representing health systems, community based organizations, academia, state and local government and other sectors. The Forum, which was facilitated by the Georgia Health Policy Center,  included presentations on CHW models used in other states; a presentation by Dr Jill Feldstein, Director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers at the University of Pennsylvania, a discussion of proposed definitions for the term CHW in Georgia; information about the existing wide range of CHW programs, approaches, and policies in Georgia; baseline training needs for CHWs; and, networking opportunities. To find a summary of this event, please refer to the "Related Files" section.
 
Advisory Board
We are in the process of establishing a statewide advisory board to help move the conversation forward regarding the training, certification and reimbursement for Community Health Workers in Georgia. If you would like to nominate someone to serve on the advisory board or you would like to self-nominate, please send the following information to chronic.disease@dph.ga.gov by March 10, 2017:

  • Name 
  • Organization
  • Title/Position
  • Current Area of Service (City/County)
  • Population(s) reached
  • Experience or Interest with Community Health Workers

 
Steering Team
The current Community Health Worker Steering Team is comprised of representatives from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Kaiser Permanente, United Way of Atlanta, Morehouse School of Medicine, Grady Health System, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement.

 

 

 


Page last updated 03/01/2017