Ohio College will co-host a Group Well being Employees convention on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the OHIO Dublin Campus.
This convention might be hosted by The Ohio State College and OHIO to supply the continued schooling essential to be a Group Well being Employee (CHW). Each the convention and the continued schooling modules might be free for all 140 attendees. The convention’s theme is “Group Well being Employees Working Collectively to Bridge the Hole to More healthy Communities.”
There have been over 250 CHWs skilled at OHIO lately who’re eligible to finish continued schooling to resume their certifications. Attendees embody CHWs from Ohio State’s and OHIO’s coaching packages and CHWs from throughout the U.S.
“We wished to have fun group well being employees and acknowledge that they’ve been actually instrumental in responding to the Covid pandemic,” stated Kerri Shaw, the group well being employee lead for the Ohio Alliance for Inhabitants Well being. “This can be a solution to give again to them and thank them and spotlight the work they’ve been doing over the previous few years.”
Attendees are eligible for as much as seven hours of continuous schooling. There might be a panel of CHWs talking and several other breakout classes on subjects together with human trafficking, working with Amish and Mennonite populations, sexual assault survivors, and bridging the hole for immigrant refugees and new People. Moreover, convention attendees may have entry to a digital webinar to get their Class 8 credit score. The keynote speaker might be Erika Clark Jones, chief govt officer of the Alcohol, Drug and Psychological Well being Board of Franklin County. The convention can even embody a networking comfortable hour and vendor cubicles.
One other essential a part of being a CHW is the strengthening of his or her skilled id as a CHW, which this convention will assist with. These abilities assist them once they enter their communities with theirs new positions.
“I’m keen about that skilled id piece as a result of I feel the worth group well being employees convey to our communities is so essential. I need them to be pleased with that and to comprehend that they’re valued,” Shaw stated.