Community Dinner: Cultural Exchange with Community Health Workers

Themed Event

Featuring Global Cuisine from Locally-Owned Businesses!

What is a CHW?
A person who, with or without compensation, is a liaison and provides cultural mediation between health care and social services and the community. A community health worker is a trusted member, and has a close understanding of, the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and life experiences of the community served. A community health worker assists people to gain access to needed services and builds individual, community, and system capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy, and participation in clinical research.
http://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/chw.shtm
 
 

Address

Maine Access Immigrant Network (MAIN) Office
273 Oxford Street
273 Oxford Street, Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101

Sponsors

Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement and the WCHP Office of Service Learning

Contact

Richard Anderson-Martinez

randerson@une.edu

(207) 602-2461

Nov92017
5:30 PM
Maine Access Immigrant Network (MAIN) Office

Off Campus

Open to UNE graduate and professional students