Track 2 - Leadership
Management and Workforce Development
Sharing Session - 60 Minutes
C1 - Healthy Living Collaborative of Maricopa County (AZ): Aligning Million Hearts 2022 with Community Health Worker (CHW) Capacity Building and the State’s First CHW Certified Program to Impact Community Health in Vulnerable Populations
Wednesday, July 11
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Balcony L
This session will provide an overview of the intergovernmental agreement that created the formation of a unique vehicle to implement a state-certified CHW program for public housing and low-income housing residents.
This partnership is designed to address gaps in the continuum of care by creating the capacity for Community Health Workers to affect community members where they live. Residents increase their health literacy as a culture of health becomes a standard amenity of public and low-income housing.
The Million Hearts 2022 framework serves as an overarching strategy that Maricopa County has been developing for the last four years. This national initiative aims to reduce incidences of heart attack and stroke by 1 million over the next five years. CHWs enrolled in the Maricopa County Department of Public Health's 32-week internship receive 100% free tuition and books. Scholarships are awarded to residents, housing coordinators, and community members as a vehicle to create community capacity for better population health.
Central Arizona College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This voluntary program requires the successful completion of three prerequisites as part of the application process.
Partnerships & Collaborations, Chronic Disease, Health Education