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Community Health Workers serving as Pandemic Health Workers
Thursday, June 04, 2020, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

NEW! June 4, 2020 @ 8pm CT - Community Health Workers serving as Pandemic Health Workers

Learn about how Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU) developed a Community Health Worker Program 5 years ago and helped to transform that program into a Pandemic Health Worker Program to assist residents of the southern 65 Illinois counties as they face the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. Tracey Smith, Executive Director, SIU Medicine’s Office of Community Initiatives and Complex Care, created the community health worker model that helped shape the Pandemic Health Worker program launched in April with the Illinois Department of Public Health and OSF of Peoria. Janet Albers, MD, chair, SIU Department of Family and Community Medicine, joins the conversation.

The Pandemic Health Workers program has the following early statistics:

  • BH: 12%
  • BH/HRM: 13%
  • HRM: 44%
  • SDOH: 31%

Register for 6/4