UTAH COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS (CHW)

Utah Community Health Workers

ABOUT US

The Community Health Worker section began on May 19th 2016. Our mission is to empower Community Health Workers in Utah by recognizing, embracing, and advocating for the impact and value of their work within our diverse communities. Anyone can join the section and participate in our monthly meetings.

Our Vision: We envision a Utah where well-trained Community Health Workers are the cornerstone of health and social justice.

 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Chairs: Susi Feitch Malohifo'ou and Susana Alba
Co-Chair: Laura Ceron
Treasurer: Cecilia Armaza
Secretary: Sarai Dickerson-Hernandez

 

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Last Tuesday of every month

Doty Education Center Building 5
5121 S Cottonwood St
Salt Lake City, UT  84107

 

 

5 CHWs To Be Hired For United Way Initiative

OUTREACH & SUPPORT PROJECT FROM UNITED WAY OF SALT LAKE
Stay Safe, Stay Connected & Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer

United Way of Salt Lake (“UWSL”) has launched a large-scale outreach and support initiative -- Stay Safe, Stay Connected  (SSSC) -- to promote and support continued learning for K-12 students and their families no matter what school looks like.  This initiative reaches the families who have experienced the most school disconnect since the COVID-19 pandemic began through a multi-faceted statewide public awareness media campaign and through the community-based outreach of dozens of partners.

United Way of Salt Lake are funding UPHA five new CHW contract employees to manage the project - one lead and four other Community Health Workers.

UPHA's CHW Section will hire the Five Community Health Workers from ethnic underserved communities that work in Utah, Salt Lake, and Davis County. These CHWs will spend 8 hours a week each doing Stay Safe, Stay Connected (SSSC) and Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (PEBT) outreach in multiple languages.

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Deliverables:  Connect 450-500 families to SSSC and to PEBT outreach in multiple languages. This will be accomplished by providing fliers, social media connections, and assistance contacting 211 when applicable; in addition, at least 5 distinct instances of exposure via media interviews, podcasts, and/or other media outreach activities.

Timeframe: August 24 through October 23 2020

Hourly Wage: $20

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Below is the job description for these five positions:

Project Community Health Workers
- Position Description - CHW Specialist 

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To apply for these positions complete and email the two items below to UPHA at the email address below:

  1. Letter of Interest- stating your interest in these positions and why you are applying for the work, and
  2. Resume- outlining your experience with the minimum and preferred qualifications outlined in the Position Description and 2-3 references - with full names, phone numbers, email address (optional) and how / why they know you and your work.

Email Letter and Resume to: applicants@upha.org

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For more information contact:

Susi  Feltch-Malohifoʻou
UPHA CHW Section Chair
susi@pik2ar.org

THE UPHA CHW SECTION COVID-19 PROJECT

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) contracted with the UPHA CHW Section to utilize CHWs to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in underserved and underrepresented communities.  CHWs will help protect and promote health within their communities while also strengthening the sustainability and infrastructure of CHWs in Utah.

Three New Staff Members Hired to Manage the Project

Three new Covid19 staff have been hired and are working on training and reporting this effort throughout the state.  These staff will be seeking out and securing partnerships with other organizations, supporting community messaging regarding the pandemic, translating materials in various languages and building a Registry of CHWs across the state.  They will also promote the CHW Core Skill training and help with enrollment and coordination with different partners and employers to identify and enhance CHWs roles and staffing needs. The Position Descriptions below outline the duties of the three coordinators.

   Oreta Tupola - Project Coordinator - Position Description
   Javier Campos - Project Communication & Membership Coordinator - Position Description
   Suzi Akok - Project Outreach & Partnership Coordinator - Position Description