Webinar recording available: Using community health workers to improve linkage and retention in HIV care

The questions and answers from the webinar Using community health workers to improve linkage and retention in HIV care are now available.

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Presented on July 27, 2017

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Community health workers (CHWs) are known by many names, and they perform a variety of tasks. During this interactive webinar course, participants learn why CHWs could be key to reducing barriers to care faced by underserved and hard-to-reach populations, specifically in HIV systems. The course defines the role of CHWs, how they are integrated into health care teams, and how they function as an integral part of the health care system.

Our experts share real-world illustrative examples of CHWs working in HIV care. Participants learn about building—and expanding—internal capacity for CHWs.

Featured experts include:

Sara (Sally) Bachman, Director.Sally Bachman, PhD
Director, Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health 
Paul Farmer Professor
Boston University 



Geoff Wilkinson, Clinical Associate Professor.Geoff Wilkinson, MSW
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Social Work



Serena Rajabiun, Senior Evaluator.Serena Rajabiun, MA, MPH
Senior Evaluator
Center for Advancing Health Policy & Practice
Boston University



Jodi Davich, Multnomah County Health Department.

Jodi Davich, MPH
Project Director
HIV Health Services Center
Multnomah County Health Department



If you are looking for a way to build stronger workforce capacity and improve patient health outcomes then this webinar is for you!

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This webinar is part of a 3-year HRSA-funded initiative Improving Access to Care: Using Community Health Workers to Improve Linkage and Retention in Care that seeks to increase the use of community health workers (CHW) to improve access to/retention in health care and to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV.