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This summit is provided by the Northern and Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Centers in partnership with the New Hampshire Community Health Worker Coalition.

The New Hampshire Community Health Worker Coalition Aims to: 
  • Promote community health workers as vital members of the health care and social service team
  • Advocate and educate
  • Leverage opportunities to educate stakeholders about CHW model
  • Lead and advocate for policy change


Community Health Workers are...
  • Lay people who are members of a community and have a vast understanding of the community they serve in;
  • Facilitate help with health, social services, and can access services to improve the quality and cultural competence of those they encounter; and
  • Build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency in various ways such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, and social support and advocacy.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

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The Common Man Inn & Spa
231 Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Event Contacts:

Diana Gibbs
North Country Health Consortium/           Northern NH AHEC            
603-259-3700 ext. 222 


Gina Savinelli                                  Southern NH AHEC            
603-895-1514 ext. 2

Join us for this full-day event to learn more about current Community Health Worker (CHW) initiatives in New Hampshire; the vital CHW role in your health and human service setting; and how CHWs are instrumental in enhancing the patient experience and improving health outcomes.

Agenda: View the full Summit agenda here!

The 3rd Community Health Worker Summit will feature:

Welcome and NH Overview

Community Health Worker Messaging

Initiatives in New Hampshire

Measuring Social Determinants of Health

Breakout Sessions:

Community Health Worker Perspective- CHW Facilitated Session

Stakeholder Perspective- Facilitated by North Country Listens and New Hampshire Listens

Growing Into Voice: Exploring the Art of Leadership and the Power of Collaborative Teams


At the end of the full-day conference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe CHW initiatives in New Hampshire.
  • Explore the leadership role of CHWs in the community.
  • Frame messages to build public awareness of CHWs.
  • Identify ways to measure social determinants of health for value-based payment models.
  • Describe strategies to enhance teamwork.
  • Strengthen the CHW Coalition in New Hampshire.

Target Audience: Community Health Workers; representatives of health systems, social service, and community organizations; and legislators who seek new models of care to promote access to services and minimize health disparities.

Continuing Education: 

This activity is approved for

6 Contact Hours

The North Country Health Consortium/Northern NH Area Health Education Center Southern NH Area Health Education Center are accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North Country Health Consortium/Northern NH Area Health Education Center Southern NH Area Health Education Center designate this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

North Country Health Consortium/NNH AHEC and Southern NH AHEC are Approved Providers of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

This activity was approved for 6 Nursing Contact Hours. Activity #368 (NCHC/NNHAHEC). Activity Number: 1192 (SNHAHEC).

Registration Fee: 

Non-Community Health Workers: $45.00

Full scholarships are available to support Community Health Worker attendance!          Potential CHWs are: Community Members, Patient Navigators, Wellness Coaches, Medical Assistants, Health Coaches, Care Managers, Care Coordinators, Community Coordinators, Outreach Workers, Volunteers, Home Visitors, Lay Health Educators, Family Health Advocates, Community Health Advisors

Not sure if you should attend? Have questions or concerns?                                                       Please reach out to us for assistance! (603) 259-3700 ext. 255