Changing Lives: First Annual North Carolina Community Health Workers Forum and Graduation of El Centro Hispano Educational Programs.
● More than 130 community health workers participated in the Forum
● 143 graduates of various programs offered by El Centro Hispano, in collaboration with Wake County Health and Human Services, the Raleigh Immigration Law Firm and Durham Tech Community College.
Raleigh, NC – More than 130 community health workers and 30 other advocates, colleagues and partners gathered at the inaugural Community Health Workers Forum hosted by El Centro Hispano in collaboration with Wake County Health & Human Services-HealthLit4Wake and LiveWell Wake.
The event took place on August 12 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Wake Commons building in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was a forum to celebrate and amplify the contributions of community health workers to foster healthier communities.
The forum, held under the theme “Community Health Workers Building Community Health and Wellness,” provided a wealth of ideas and learning opportunities to explore the transformative role of community health workers as change agents in North Carolina.
Throughout the day, we delve into breakout sessions, fostering discussions on essential topics like ensuring health coverage, care management strategies, focusing on pregnancy for women of color, addressing HIV/STIs for the Latino community, and fostering mental well-being. The workshops were available in both English and Spanish, reflecting the commitment to inclusion and empowerment of diverse communities.
“Coming together under the banner ‘Community Health Workers Building Community Health and Wellness,’ we recognized the invaluable contributions that community health workers and advocates make to creating a healthier and more resilient society,” said Pilar Rocha Goldberg, President and executive director of El Centro Hispano. “This forum provided a unique platform to share experiences, knowledge and stories that are the building blocks of building healthier communities.”
Graduation of Educational Programs of El Centro Hispano
To close the forum with a flourish, El Centro Hispano held a graduation where we celebrated the achievements of 143 graduates of various programs offered by El Centro Hispano during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Graduates received training in a variety of programs, from HVAC heating and cooling to residential wiring, MIG welding, English classes, and the Community Health Workers program. This great occasion marked not only a personal triumph for each and every one of them, but also a collective victory for the entire Latino community.
El Centro Hispano worked together with Wake County Health and Human Services, the Raleigh Immigration Law Firm, and Durham Tech Community College to invest in the growth and development of our local communities.
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Courtesy: El Centro Hispano Press.