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The Community Health Worker Role and Mental Health: Trends, Strategies and Results

December 4, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am


The Community Health Worker Role and Mental Health – Trends, Strategies and Results

A Learning Session for Mental Health Providers and Primary Care Staff

Thursday, Dec. 4, 8:30-11:30 a.m. CST

Wellstone Center, St. Paul

Keynote presenter Joan King, RN, at the National Center for Behavioral Health will provide a national scan of opportunities, trends, examples and benefits of integrating culturally-competent community health workers (CHWs) based on her national training practice.   Representing over 2,000 member organizations, the National Council advocates for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use problems can access comprehensive healthcare services and also houses the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrative Solutions which provides technical assistance on integrating primary and behavioral healthcare.

Following a Q & A session with Ms. King, the program will feature a panel of health and mental health providers in Minnesota who will discuss their plans, experience and results in integrating CHW strategies to improve mental health services and recovery.

This workshop is intended for provider organizations that treat patients with mental health or co-occurring disorders in mental health, primary care and other settings, with a focus on addressing mental health disparities that face immigrant and refugee populations, communities of color and people with low income. This event is co-sponsored by the Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and CEU certificates will be offered for attendance.  Participants may earn up to 3.0 contact hours or 180 minutes or 0.3 CEUs.

This Alliance program is offered with support from The St. Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Measurement.  Space is limited, so please watch for registration information coming soon.



December 4, 2014
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Wellstone Center
Saint Paul, MN United States