SW CHAPS Network Meeting
Agenda Welcome and Introductions
Thursday, June 20, 2019 5-7pm
Columbia Bank Community Room
101 E. 6th St & Main, Vancouver, WA 98660 Agenda |
- Sara Angelo
Small Groups - Unique & Unusual commonalities / introductions
Ian Hundtofte, Serenity Lane
Sara Angelo, VHA
John McDonald, NAMI SWWA
Kay Roberson, LifeLine Connections
Rebecca Anderson, LifeLine Connections
Jamie Smeland, SWACH
Cassi Ross, CVAB
Dominique Horn, SWACH
Ren Autrey, CVAB
SW CHAPS -
Community Health Work is our thing in common!
- SW CHAPS is a growing grassroots network of community-based community health advocates and certified peers, serving the communities across the Southwest WA region, who come together to learn, support one another, and share ideas and best practices. SW CHAPS also facilitates input from the network to affect positive outcomes in the larger system of care. Areas of Work
- We plan to achieve our mission through four areas of work:
- Workforce Development and Recruitment
- Partnership Building
- Policy Advocacy
- Infrastructure and Sustainability
Community Health and Peer Support
Career Workforce Expo
To further our #1 and #2 areas of work, we hope to create a local Community Health and Peer Support Workforce Expo. What - goals and outcomes do we want to achieve?
- Incentive, what will they learn that isn’t available in other places?
- Supported by others, both on the event committees, and by outside programs
- Emphasize the options Peers and CHWs have to engage in different kinds community work.
- Walk away with something of value,
- Training opportunities
Between the Doddle poll included in the last couple of emails, in the VWP meeting and today - We voted on and have an overwhelming majority wanting to see the event:
OCT 18, 2019 from 11 - 1pm
be sure to Mark your calendars!! Where - Is there a location could serve our needs best, still be affordable, accessible?
Should there be food?
- Downtown Library,
- Warehouse 23,
Who - Which individuals and titles should be invited to attend?
- VAL Ogden kitchen
- Simple water, snacks?
Which agencies/organizations should be included?
- anyone who wants to engage in Community Health and Peer Support work.
- Southwest Washington's Community Health Workers,
- Community Health Advocates,
- Certified Peer Specialists,
- Peer Navigators,
- Promotor/as de Salud,
- Community Health Representatives,
- Lay Health Workers,
- Parent Advocates
- Peer Counselors,
- Recovery Coaches
- Support Specialists
- Representatives of people in under served communities.
What activities or interests to have available? Kay R
- all hospitals in area
- Vancouver Clinics,
- Cowlitz Family Health,
- Free Clinc,
- BG Free Clinic,
- Lifeline Connections,
- CSNW, ( now Sea-Mar Behavioral Health)
- Private Practices,
- VPD – Housing inititaves,
- Childrens Home Society,
- School District Liasons,
- Planned Parenthood,
- Human Services
-- Employers telling us “what are you looking for?” – What kind of skills, trainings do we need to have? John McD
– Flyers, packets for upcoming training opportunities Ex: More about Compass and their supportive housing program
Why - Solving 3 (problems/questions, etc)
- Employment support,
- resume building,
- background realities,
- CCVLP, Justice Project,
- NW Access fund,
- Managed Care orgs,
- Aging & Disabilities,
- Supportive Employment,
- Dept of Vocation Rehab,
- Boundaries between work and community,
- Understanding the role of a CHW or Peer,
- How do we best prepare ourselves for engagement with workforce? –
- Getting stuck in a singular role, what’s the career trajectory?
- the work deepens into more work,
- more options for experience / value without necessarily climbing a ladder,
- things we do vs things we don’t do.
- Volunteer into valuable employee
We have created a new team on the WA Community Health Work collaboration portal! You can join in the collaboration work of this event here:
CHAPS Career Fair-Expo Team
Opportunities to build Leadership Skills
SW CHAPS is supporting HVN Facilitator Training!
Hearing Voices Network Facilitator Training
July 29th-31st, 9am-5pm at the
Bridgeview Resource Center
505 Omaha Way Vancouver, WA 98661
THANK YOU for your attendance and input!
And for those who couldn't attend, we still welcome your input via email or through advocacy - and we look forward to seeing you at a future event!