Community Health Worker Week 2021

The mayor of the City of Dallas, Eric Johnson, has declared

April 26 -30th, 2021 as Community Health Worker Week!

Please join us this week as we celebrate the dedication of our CHWs to improving the health of our communities.

Follow us on our websiteFacebook and LinkedIn to join in the celebration!

Dallas CHW Week Proclamation

A special thank you to Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson for her support in celebrating CHWs. Read full letter of support.

In honor of CHW week, the DFW-CHW Association offered a special membership rate!


Day 1 – April 26, 2021

We are proud to announce Mayor Eric Johnson has declared the week of April 26th, 2021 as CHW Week in the City of Dallas to celebrate the impact of CHWs on our communities.

Learn more about CHWs on our About Us page.

Today we recognize the CHW Teams at Parkland Hospital for their outstanding work! Thank you for helping us kick off CHW Week 2021! See the pictures from our kickoff lunch.
Thank you to Nadeem Zaman and Azteca Beverages for donating lunch to the CHWs!

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Day 2 – April 27, 2021

Today we recognize the support of Baylor Scott & White Health for CHWs. BSWH has 110 CHWs within their health system!
Baylor’s Community Care Navigation Team of CHWs has helped the community during the pandemic by doing emergency food porch drop-offs, collecting essential items such toiletries and cleaning supplies to help the most vulnerable. During the pandemic, this team has provided: 
  • 190 care packages were assembled and delivered, including Thanksgiving & Holiday meals
  • 110 Emergency porch drop offs
  • Delivered walkers, wheelchairs and pulse oximeters for patients released from the hospital
  • Continue to provide food bags to patients to address food insecurities
Thank you BSWH for your support of CHWs!

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Day 3 – April 28, 2021

We are fortunate to have 5 regional CHW Training Centers, a statewide CHW Training Center, and a National CHW Training Center to meet the educational needs of our CHWs!

Thank you for your support and dedication to growing and developing the CHW workforce!

Local CHW Training Centers:

  • BSW Health & Wellness Center
  • Texas AHEC East DFW
  • Community Health Training Institute, Inc.
  • UNTHSC – Fort Worth
  • El Centro College

Contact a Training Center!

A special thank you to Matthew Britt, Director, Texas AHEC East DFW and Founding Partner of the DFW-CHW Association!

For more information about other training centers visit the DSHS CHW Program Office. 


 

Day 4 – April 29, 2021

Today we recognize the male CHWs in our community.

  • In 2019, only 11% of Texas CHWs were male.
  • Male CHWs are crucial to improving health outcomes of the male population.
  • Male CHWs can be more effective in addressing health issues specific to males.
  • Community members often have a preference for receiving services, particularly for sexual and reproductive health services, from an individual of the same sex.

As a thank you for your service to our community, the DFW-CHW Association is offering you a 1-year complimentary membership!

To join, complete the Membership Form and send to info@dfwchw.org by May 14th!  


 

Day 5 – April 30, 2021

On the final day of CHW Week 2021, the DFW-CHW Association thanks everyone who makes what we do possible. We owe our success to your support!