Webinar: The Role of CHWs in Diabetes and
Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs in Virginia
Webinar Information:

May 6th

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Nationally and locally in Virginia, there is increasing recognition of the effectiveness of Community Health Workers (CHWs) as team members in the care of persons with diabetes. As trusted members of the communities they work with, CHWs are well suited to provide diabetes self-management programs and offer ongoing support for adults with diabetes in addressing social and health issues.

Organizations have increased efforts to engage CHWs in the delivery of diabetes support, but there is a need to expand awareness about how to successfully integrate CHWs into health care teams, how to maximize the impact of CHWs in diabetes self-management, how to finance their role, and how to strengthen their linkage role between clinical services and community resources.

Join the Institute for Public Health Innovation, Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Diabetes Council for a rich discussion on the role of CHWs in Diabetes Management featuring:

Valerie McAllister, CDP, Community Health Specialist, Virginia Department of Health
Chaquita Chappell, Certified CHW, Piedmont Access to Health Services (PATHS)
Tameka Coles, Certified CHW, PATHS
LaKendra Lipscomb, Certified CHW, PATHS
Julie Pierantoni, MSN, RN, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Sentara RMH Medical Center, Harrisonburg, VA
Amanda Young, Project Manager for the CHW Initiative of the Dan River Region in southern Virginia

Through this discussion we will address:
Who are CHWs/promotores? What do CHWs do and what is the scope of practice for CHWs in Virginia?
How are CHWs hired, trained and engaged?
What is the CHW role in preventing and controlling diabetes? How can CHWs support and enhance DSME programs?
How do DSME programs start with CHWs?

Funded through CDC Cooperative Agreement NU58DP006535 and NU58DP006620. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

If you have any questions about registration or the webinar
please contact Abby Charles at [email protected]