CHWs and Coronavirus
During the growing community spread of COVID-19, Community Health Workers’ concern about the health of their community and clients is heightened and delivering services becomes more challenging. On March 16, 2020, the White House issued new national COVID-19 guidance to avoid in-person events with family, friends or community of more than 10 people. This guidance, along with many states’ closures of the places where we work, play, learn and pray, means that many CHWs have had to radically change their personal and professional lives. For some this means no longer offering group sessions and home visiting services, cancelling CHW statewide conferences or meetings, and responding to myths and fears about who is at risk and who is infected and growing concerns about the health of our community members who are already vulnerable. Please know that my prayers are with you, your families and your communities!
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RESOURCES TO HELP COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS We have have compiled and continue to update a list of resources for CHWs and Allies on our website related to COVID-19. View the list of resources on our website.
University of New Mexico Project ECHO Presentation
On March 11th UNM’s Office of Community Health in partnership with Project ECHO presented a Coronavirus 101 for Frontline Health Workers training specifically for Frontline Health Workers to help them better understand the most current information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it applies to their work. Watch the video that focuses on separating myths from facts, examining CDC recommendations, and sharing resources for yourself and others. UNM is planning another Zoom session for CHWs to learn more about this developing epidemic. To connect to future TeleECHO sessions please call (505)-750-4897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.