Southeast CHW Network Summit

The annual summit provides a space for individuals within the CHW Network to gather together to acknowledge the impact of the work they do in their communities, share best practices, and address challenges and barriers.

In 2021, CCHA was honored to host the first annual Southeast Community Health Worker Network Summit, with support from Johnson & Johnson’s Race to Health Equity Campaign, in December of 2021. Featured at the summit were speakers from organizations including Denise Smith, NACHW Executive Director; Dr. John Gilford, HHS Regional Health Administrator; Georgia Simpson, Regional Minority Health Analyst, Region I – New England, and more.

Utilizing a virtual platform allowed CHWs, health professionals, and allies to meet other like-minded individuals and network with people they would otherwise be miles away from. The participants of the summit represented more than 16 U.S. states and territories! Summit participants were encouraged to join a variety of breakout rooms centered around CHW practices.

We are excited to announce that the 2022 Southeast Community Health Worker Network Summit will be offered in-person in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, December 9th.

Register now!

2022 Southeast Community Health Worker Network Summit

Friday, December 9th

DoubleTree by Hilton
Birmingham Perimeter Park
8 Perimeter Park South
Birmingham, AL 35243

9:00 am – 4:00 pm (CST)

Event Flyer – English
Event Flyer – Spanish
Detailed Agenda
Breakout Descriptions
Pre-Summit Reception

Past Events

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2021 Southeast CHW Network Summit

  • Summit Materials:
  • Link to full Summit video on YouTube:
  • Summit slides
  • Schedule of Events
      • Welcome & Poetry
      • CHW Regional Network History and Progress from Region I – Georgia Simpson, HHS Regional Minority Health Analyst, Region I
      • APHA Advancing Racial Equity & Violence Prevention – Abdul Hafeedh bin Abdullah, CHW-VPP, & Rumana Shams Rabbani, MHA, CHW-VPP
      • Opening Remarks – Dr. John Gilford, HHS Regional Health Administrator
      • Building the National Association of Community Health Workers – Denise Smith, NACHW Executive Director
      • Breakout Sessions
        • Advancing Policy to Support CHWs– Carl Rush, MRP NACHW Policy Advisor
        • SC CHW Ambassadors Program Overview – Andrea Heyward, CHWI Director; Jaquetta Graham, CHW; Rebekah Shilling, CHW, CEIM, CLC, FPHW, CPST, LCCE
      • State presentations
      • Menti: SE Network Summit menti.pdf
      • Spoken word from Dom Francis