CHW Section Covid19 Project
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) contracted with UPHA for our CHW Section to collaborate with the UDOH to utilize CHWs to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on underserved and underrepresented communities. CHWs will help protect and promote health within their communities while also strengthening the sustainability and infrastructure of CHWs in Utah.
Three New Staff Members are being
Hired to Manage the Project
These staff will be seeking out and securing partnerships with other organizations, supporting community messaging regarding the pandemic, translating materials in various languages and building a Registry of CHWs across the state. They will also promote the CHW Core Skill training and help with enrollment and coordinate with different partners and employers to identify and enhance CHWs roles and staffing needs.