Our friends at PatientNavigatorMass.org have just announced its annual conference is open for registration.
I’m excited about this, as I am every year, because it brings together all kinds of people who work in this area of public health. Every year it’s gotten bigger, no wonder.
It’s also incredibly affordable: $25 for CHWs, students, and patient navigators and $40 for general admission. If your pockets aren’t that deep, they give scholarships. It’s worth attending even if you’re not in Massachusetts.
Preparing the Workforce: The 7th Annual Patient Navigator/Community Health Worker Conference
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Four Points by Sheraton Norwood
1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike (Route 1), Norwood, MA
You are cordially invited to Preparing the Workforce: The 7th Annual Patient Navigator/Community Health Worker Conference on May 12, 2016. In the last few years, we have watched community health workers (CHWs) and patient navigators (PNs) become a vital part of today’s healthcare system. In this 7th annual conference, we will focus our attention on the development of the CHW and PN workforce. The conference offers interactive skills-based learning in a variety of topics through breakout sessions, networking, and resource and poster sessions. This invitation is extended to PNs, CHWs, supervisors, and those involved in developing PN programs throughout Massachusetts and other parts of the country. Come join us for this exciting conference designed by and for PNs and CHWs!
Dr. Alex Green will be joining us as our keynote speaker. Dr. Green is the Associate Director at the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has authored articles on topics including cross-cultural education, culturally competent healthcare systems, and language barriers and interpreters. Dr. Green speaks nationally on improving cross-cultural communication and providing effective care to patients from diverse sociocultural backgrounds.
General Admittance – $40
PNs/CHWs/Students – $25
Vendors – $100 (table only); $125 (table + conference attendance)
Payments are accepted by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Amex). To apply for a scholarship, please fill out this application by April 14.
Registration will close on Friday, April 22.