Community Resources, LLC

 

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Past clients (partial list)

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Researcher and author for the CHW National Workforce study for the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions.  This study was approved in March 2007 and officially released May 23, 2007.

The Study is available online at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/reports/chwstudy2007.pdf


The California Endowment
Northwest Area Foundation
Califormia Health Care Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
Pfizer Healthcare Solutions
Healthcare Education-Industry Partnership of Minnesota
Health Education Training Centers Alliance of Texas
Organized a national invitational conference in January 2007 to draft a national research agenda on Community Health Workers.  Click here to download the conference report.  Follow-up to this conference is ongoing.


Expert consultant to the CHW National Education Collaborative, an initiative to share promising practices among college-supported education programs for CHWs, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  Project ended October 2007; see website http://www.chw-nec.org
National Association of Community Health Centers

Supervisory skills workshop for Community HealthCorps program, July 30, 2010.  Also Consultant to the University of Texas El Paso on an evaluation of the Community HealthCorps program.


American Dental Association

Developed a CHW core skills curriculum for pilot projects involving the new position of Community Dental Health Coordinator.


Migrant Health Promotion

Presentation and facilitation of Board discussion on CHW certification; annual policy updates to MHP Board meetings.


Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

Presentation on CHW research, credentialing options and public financing of CHW services, to advisory committee on statewide CHW study mandated by State.  Keynote speaker at 2011 statewide Patient Navigator Conference.


University of Michigan Dental School

Advisor on design of the next phase of the Research Center on Oral Health Disparities, including implementation of CHW teams working with Dental Hygienists, in proposal for NIH funding renewal.


University of Texas at El Paso
 
Consultant to Promotora heart health demonstration project funded by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 

National Council on Aging

Through New Jersey AHEC, developed and implemented a pilot program to train seniors as CHWs, to be employed initially through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to work on benefits eligibility, medication management and chronic disease self-management in Atlantic City and surrounding counties.


University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Patient Navigator Research Program

Department of OB/GYN

Consulting on long-term sustainability of Patient Navigator/Promotora services and development of regional CHW/Promotora/Navigator network and resource center.


Piney Woods AHEC
 
Providing educational workshops and consulting assistance for employers of CHWs in northeast Texas.

New Jersey Area Health Education Centers, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Advisor to New Jersey Community Health Worker Institute on standardized CHW basic skills curriculum, introducing content on CHWs into other health professions curricula, and developing demonstration projects.  Developing new employer webinars.


USDHHS Initiative on Serving the Hispanic Elderly

Advisor on strategies to involve Promotores de Salud in program services.


National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
 
Technical assistance to stakeholders in New Mexico on potential CHW credentialing initiative. 

Leadership development, training and group facilitation

  • U. S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB (developed and delivered courses on program planning and evaluation for medical residents, emphasizing cost-benefit analysis for prevention initiatives; added component on social marketing based on student demand)
  • Texas Public Health Leadership Institute (prepared first curriculum design, managed incorporation and tax exemption)
  • Center for the New Leadership [1985-95] (curriculum development and training of staff for leadership seminars)
  • American Renaissance Corporation (planning for pilot project on community engagement in public schools in SF, CA)
  • Council on Foundations (policy seminar for major health-oriented foundations and senior Congressional staff)
  • Marin County Council of Agencies (board retreat on decision-making processes)
  • Episcopal Charities of San Francisco (board retreat on organizational mission)
  • Marin City Council of Agencies (mediation of a process of consolidation among eight African-American social service agencies facing a dramatic cut in funding)

Management and Strategic Planning Studies

  • University of Texas - Houston School of Public Health (data analysis and report writing on evaluation study for Texas Healthy Kids Corporation)
  • California ABLE (senior employment program)
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • National Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs
  • United Seniors Health Cooperative

Marketing and Development Strategies

  • Armstrong High School [for students with learning disabilities]
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Development Training Institute
  • Lifeline of Southwestern Connecticut, Inc.