Welcome to the Dallas/Fort Worth Community Health Worker Association!

The DFW-CHW Association is here to serve you and provide you with the tools to successfully serve your community. Please take a look around our website. view our mission, find training opportunities, and find out how you can join our devoted organization today!

 

1st Annual Regional Regional Conference

The DFW-CHW Association is pleased to invite you to our 1st Annual Regional Conference held at Texas Health Resources Pavilion in Arlington! This CHW focused conference features networking, fellowship, and continuing education credits for Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors!

Thursday, October 25th we’ll begin with a Networking “Meet & Greet” Session at 6:00 p.m & Friday, October 26th Registration & breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. A final agenda will be shared in September. 

Early registration for members is $50! Early Registration for non-members is $60 Become a member today!

Space is limited, so don’t delay! Register here today!


2018 Professional Development Funds Application

The DFW-CHW Association can provide limited funds available for members to attend: CE opportunities, Conferences, Workshops, & Other desired CHW professional developmental opportunities.

Requirements:
*Must be a paying active member of the association
*Must send with reasonable amount of time for the Board of Directors to make a decision
*Limited to 1 funding opportunity per member

Please note: These funds only cover registration costs, not hotel accommodations, meals, or travel reimbursement.

Members will be notified via email if funds can be awarded.

Apply Here

 


2018 Quarterly Meeting Schedule

Our last meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, November 15th. Details & registration will be posted soon.

2019 meetings will be posted in December. We meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday, Quarterly. All meetings will be held at our organizational sponsor’s headquarters:

Texas Health Resources Pavilion, at 600 E. Lamar Blvd., 2nd Floor Conference Room in Arlington.

Members: Be sure to check your email for the meeting flyer and registration information.


2018 Goals

  1. Increase member participation and leadership.
    1. Identify leadership opportunities within each committee for upcoming events
      1. Invite members to join a committee for the event
      2. Allow members to take a leadership role – Identify chair & co-chair for each committee
    2. Offer opportunities for professional development
      1. Plan a workshop to enhance professionalism in the workplace (Resume building, interviewing skills, public speaking, computer skills)
      2. Offer instructor CEU’s
      3. Offer online CE’s for CHWs and Instructors
    3. Provide more opportunities for community involvement
      1. Facilitate community outreach events across the metroplex (1 in each Forth Worth, Dallas, & Arlington)
  1. Build & strengthen relationships with community and faith-based organizations
    1. Identify CHW employers & training centers in DFW
      1. Organize networking event to exchange resources & ideas
      2. Invite to association meetings
      3. Promote partner benefits
    2. Identify community organizations that could benefit from CHWs
      1. Promote Employer Services
      2. Plan Employer Forum
      3. Invite to association meetings
      4. Promote partner benefits
    3. Serve as a resource hub for CHWs and partners
      1. Build resources page on website to include information for CHWs and partners
      2. Promote association
  1. Secure funding sources for Association
    1. Identify grant opportunities – Apply for at least 1 grant in 2018
    2. Organize fundraising events
    3. Encourage membership renewal
    4. Provide scholarship opportunities – Allocate funds for 2018 to assist with fees to attend professional development trainings/conferences
DFW-CHW Memebrs earning CE's at our July Member Meeting.

DFW-CHW Members earning CE’s at our July 2015 Member Meeting.

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