NVC’s Community Health Worker Program Active in the Community

Northwest Vista College Community Health Worker Program is doing its part to help educate the community and its members.

Just recently on Aug. 11, NVC’s CWH Program, UT Austin and SA Metropolitan Health District partnered on a presentation, titled ” Increase Access to Tobacco Cessation-Using Mobile Apps. to Improve Public Health.” This presentation helped to provide continuing education credits for workers in this field.

Along with that, NVC’s Community Health Worker program worked with Bexar County Community Health Worker Partnership on July 28 to create and enhance workforce development and professional opportunities for CHWs in Bexar County. One of their actions recently, was a workshop learned about business concepts and profit vs. nonprofit organizations. This presentation aimed at expanding CHW’s vision on developing their entrepreneur aspirations in the community/public health and private healthcare sector.

On July 31, the NVC CHW Program organized a training for community health workers and community members on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Communication skills.The goal of this training was to provide practicing community health workers with tools and information to support their ongoing health promotion efforts and COVID-19 vaccine education in the community. Twenty-two community health workers from different local community-based organizations attended the training. This training was possible thanks to the collaboration between UT Health San Antonio Center for Medical Humanities & ethics, the Economic Empowerment/Health and Wellness Programs at YWCA, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s COVID19 Community Response and Equity Coalition’s Education Workgroup and NVC CHW Program.

 

 

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