April 15.- 16,
My name is Emmanuel Perrodin-Njoku and I am a Research Associate at the Center for Deaf Health Equity at Gallaudet University. I am reaching out to ask if the Academic Advising team would be able to amplify the message below, about recruiting members of the deaf and hard of hearing community to participate in a weekend training workshop to become Community Health Workers (CHWs)? I am one of the two instructors for this training workshop and we will be hosting a training session at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, on Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th. We have posted flyers and a promotional video on Facebook and we want to ensure that our message is reaching young members of the community who would be vital in diversifying the pool of future CHWs, which is why I thought of your organization. Since the training is also an opportunity for attendees to pursue a career as a CHW, we feel that this might be of great interest to students who will soon graduate from their undergraduate or graduate programs, particularly those in the public health or social work fields. Would the Academic Advising team be open to communicating this opportunity to your students who might benefit from this type of training? We do have a registration deadline of February 13th and if you are interested in getting more information, I would be happy to chat with someone from your team!
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Hello! Gallaudet University’s Center for Deaf Health Equity, CDHE, is excited to announce that we will be hosting Community Health Worker training sessions in the Spring of 2023!
Have you seen stories where deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing people share their frustrations or face challenges when navigating the healthcare system? Going to doctor’s appointments, issues with interpreting, confusion about dealing with health insurance? Lack of access to health education or preventive care? Did you know that there is a type of person who can help resolve those barriers? They are called Community Health Workers (CHWs) and are frontline agents of change and helping to reduce health disparities in our deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing community!
There will be free weekend training sessions to help you learn new skills and increase your health knowledge. With the training, we hope you will gain the tools to empower our Deaf community through education and connection with the healthcare system!
We offer free in-person weekend training sessions in 6 locations, from 8:30am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays– with lunch provided. You can only pick one location to attend our training. Where and when?
March 4th and 5th, in Washington, DC
March 18th and 19th, in Riverside, California
April 1st and 2nd, in Brooklyn, New York
April 15th and 16th, in Atlanta, Georgia
May 6th and 7th, in St. Paul, Minnesota
May 20th and 21st, in Boston, Massachusetts
Want to attend? Register at the link below! (www.gu.live/chwtraining) But, a few things you need to know:
You must have a mobile device you can bring to the training session, such as a laptop or tablet, like an iPad.
You must be fluent in ASL.
You must complete the self-paced online course via Blackboard, provided for free by Gallaudet University.
The deadline for registration is February 13, 2023.