Community Health Worker Conference

April 18- 19, 2018 • Holiday Inn Executive Center • Columbia, MO

Community Health Workers Making a Difference

The Department of Health and Senior Services, through funding from Missouri Foundation for Health and Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, is pleased to announce the first Missouri Community Health Worker Conference.

Who Should Attend?:

  • Community Health Workers
  • Health Team Members
  • Employers
  • Potential Employers
  • Insurers

Conference Goals:

  • Improve attendees’ knowledge of Community Health Worker activities within Missouri
  • Understand how Community Health Workers can be utilized.
  • Increase Community Health Workers’ knowledge about available resources.

Planning Committee

  • Conference Chair:
    Barbara Brendel, Health Program Representative, Missouri Actions to Prevent Chronic Disease
  • Committee Members:
    Dorothy Andrae, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ/ State Program Director MO QIN, Clinical Operations Director, Primaris
    Hugo Aparicio, Community Advocate, Springfield/Greene County Health Department
    Karla Avicola, Community Health Worker, Access Family Care
    Vashon Brown, Community Health Worker, Family Care Health Center
    K. Mariah Chrans, IBCLC, PhD Candidate, Uzazi Village
    Graciela Couchonnal, PhD, Vice President of Programs, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
    Kathy Davenport, RN, ASN, CPHRM, PLNC, PCMH CCE, Quality Improvement and Risk Management Program Manager, Missouri Primary Care Association
    Atara Estes, Community Health Worker, Integrated Health Network
    Jessica Holmes, Service Line Manager, Integrated Health Network
    Jennifer L. Hunter, Program Coordinator , Missouri Actions to Prevent Chronic Disease
    Marlene Nagel, Director of Community Development, Mid America Regional Council
    Stephen Njenga, Director of Performance Measurement Compliance, Missouri Hospital Association
    Thom Pancella, Associate Director, Continuing Medical Education & Physician Lifelong Learning, University of Missouri
    Heather Parker, MS, CHW, Community Health Advocate Program Coordinator, Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Chronic Disease Prevention Division
    Terry Plain, MA, Program Officer, Missouri Foundation for Health
    Glenn Studebaker, Diabetes Program Coordinator, Missouri Actions to Prevent Chronic Disease

Additional program information will be added to this website as it becomes available.