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Community Health Workers, Primary Care and the REACH Priority Populations - How to Make The Relationships Work!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PMVirtual

Community health workers (CHW) can contribute significantly to improving the health of the priority populations served by REACH. In order for community health workers to be successful, they must be supported organizationally and financially in order to maintain their effectiveness in helping REACH populations manage their chronic disease. This session will explore current REACH CHW models and provide a forum for discussing issues to maintain a CHW cohort in the REACH community.


  1. Refilwe Moeti, MA Public Health Educator, Co-chair, Community Health Worker Workgroup Acting Team Lead, Applied Research and Translation Team Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, GA
  2. Betsy Rodriguez, BSN, MSN, DCES Senior Public Health Advisor Co-chair, Community Health Worker Workgroup Division of Diabetes Translation, CDC, Atlanta, GA
  3. Mae-Gilene Begay, MSW Program Director, Navajo Nation Community Health Representative Partners in Health, Navajo Nation, Northern Arizona, Window Rock, AZ
  4. Bob Rauner, MD, MPH President, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln Chief Medical Officer, OneHealth Nebraska ACO, Lincoln, NE

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe approaches to structure a successful CHW model in a REACH community
  2. Identify ways to help maintain CHWs' work in a REACH community


Marissa Scalia Sucosky, MPH Public Health Analyst, Obesity Prevention and Control Branch, DNPAO, CDC, Atlanta, GA

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