Tri-C hosts forum on
Community Health Workers, Oct. 11
CLEVELAND: A forum examining how to better utilize community
health workers to improve public health in Northeast Ohio will
be held Oct. 11, 2018 at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
The free event will include a presentation on newly released
findings from the 2018 Ohio Community Health Worker Statewide
Assessment. The day also will feature panel discussions and
breakout sessions on industry issues.
Community health workers (CHWs) help people access essential
community resources and services. Many view the position as key
to resolving health care service challenges in the state.
“Community health workers can extend the reach of our public
health system and make an enormous difference in the community,”
said Marquita Rockamore, director of Tri-C’s program.
“The key is finding the way to maximize that potential.”
The forum runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at
Tri-C’s Manufacturing Technology Center, located at 2415
Woodland Ave. at Metropolitan Campus. Lunch will be provided.
The keynote address will be delivered by Adam Perzynski,
founding director of the Patient-Centered Media Lab at
Case Western Reserve University
and The MetroHealth System.
To register, or for more information, visit
www.tri-c.edu/HISDevents or call 216-987-3171. The
forum is being coordinated by the Health Industry Solutions
department of Tri-C’s Corporate College®, which
delivers community health worker training.
Tri-C collaborated on the event with Better Health Partnership,
Carmella Rose Health Foundation, The MetroHealth System, and
Case Western Reserve University.