Client: National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)
Project: Supporting OT-2103 Local Health Departments grant recipients to build LHD capacity with community health workers
Description: Provide technical assistance through large group trainings, resource development, office hours, and 1:1 coaching
Client: California Black Health Network (CBHN)
Project: A culturally tailored diabetes outreach, education, and engagement program for Black Californians.
Description: Serve as the project/program consultant and advise CBHN on the design, implementation, and evaluation of program
Client: Signify Health
Project: Continuing Education Accreditation and Curriculum Development
Description: Maintain continuing nursing education (CNE) and continuing medication education (CME) accreditation. Advise organization on best practices related to continuing education activities.
Client: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Project: Curriculum development and workshop facilitation
Description: Development of a hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and genetics training for Community Health Workers: KEEP IT (Keeping Each other Engaged Program via IT) Community Health Worker Training
Client: Epilepsy Foundation of America
Project: Online course development and Spanish curriculum adaptation
Description: Adapted the Community Health Worker’s Training Curriculum for Epilepsy Self-Management into an on-demand e-learning course and provided recommendations for Spanish curriculum adaptation
Client: Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of San Antonio
Project: CHW Instructor Certification Training
Description: Conducted a 16-week 160-hour hybrid CHW Instructor certification course with focus on virtual instructor led training
Client: Project Hope
Project: CHW Core Competency Training
Description: CHW core competency training for Project Hope client organizations located across 11 Free and Charitable clinics located in Texas
Client: Oregon Community Health Worker Association (ORCHWA)
Project: Curriculum Development
Description: Overhaul and update of ORCHWA’s 190-hour Community Health Worker foundational certification curriculum
Client: United Government Public Health District (UGPHD)
Project: Curriculum Development and Workshop Facilitation
Description: Conducted 3 professional development workshops for organizational leaders over virtual meeting facilitation topics
Client: Diversity in Diabetes (DiD)
Project: Program Design and Implementation
Description: Served as the project/program consultant and advised organization on the design, implementation, and evaluation of their virtual diabetes education program
Selected Presentations & Publications
“Identifying and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Everyday Patient Care”. Presented at the Signify Health Educational Summit, Denver, Colorado.
“Establishing Effective CHW Programs”. Presented at the Public Health Institute. Epilepsy Foundation of America.
“The SIX RIGHTS of CHW Integration”. Presented at the Northwest Arkansas Health Summit. Springdale, Arkansas.
“Career Development Planning for CHWs”. Presented at the Texas Association of Promotores and Community Health Workers (TAPCHW) Annual Conference. Waco, Texas.
“Professionalism 101”. Presented at the Dallas Fort Worth Community Health Worker Association (DFWCHA) Annual Conference. Dallas, Texas.
“Interviewing Skills”. Presented at the Dallas Fort Worth Community Health Worker Association (DFWCHA) Annual Conference. Dallas, Texas.
“Equitable Diabetes Care and Management”. Presented at the Health Equity Webinar Series hosted by Making Health Happen.
“Clinical Integration of CHWs: The SIX RIGHTS!” Presented at the Unity Conference, National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW).
Schick, V., Witte, L., Isbell, F., Crouch, C., Umemba, L., & Peña-Purcell, N. (2020). A Community–Academic Collaboration to Support Chronic Disease Self-Management among Individuals Living in Permanent Supportive Housing. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 14(1), 89-99. doi:10.1353/cpr.2020.0011.