Learn How to Help Your Community Manage its Health

Get expert Community Health Worker (CHW) knowledge in a virtual learning network with University of Missouri and Community Health Worker leaders and specialists throughout the state.

Project ECHO is a guided practice model that increases workforce capacity to provide specialty care and reduce health disparities. Community Health Workers work in a variety of areas of practice to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

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Topics for Evidence-Based Care Include:

  • Working with diverse populations
  • Knowledge of community-based services and resources
  • Patient navigation
  • Building strong rapport with clients
  • Communicating effectively with clients and health-care providers

What Does Community Health Worker ECHO Offer?

  • No cost to participating sites or individuals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with experts and other health-care providers
  • Integration of community health with primary care
  • The opportunity to present a case and get feedback from other CHWs around the state
  • Networking with other CHWs around the state

Meet Our Team

Dennis Dunmyer, JD, LCSW, CHW, Program Expert, Kansas City CARE Clinic

Payree Short, M.S.Ed, BSN, RN, CHW, CHW Educator, Ozark Technical Community College

Suzanne Smith, BS, Community Resource Specialist, Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri

Jill Taylor, PhD, LCSW, CHW, Supervisor/Behavioral Health Specialist, Family Care Health Centers

Rosalind Harcy, CHW, Community Health Worker, Kansas City CARE Clinic

Melanie Calhoun, RN, Nurse Care Manager, Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Center

Ioana Staiculescu, MPH, Health Literacy Expert, University of Missouri