Learn How to Help Your Community Manage its Health

Community Health Worker ECHO sessions will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Click below to register. Click here to download the ECHO flyer.


How Does It Work?

Get expert community health worker (CHW) knowledge in a virtual learning network with CHW specialists throughout the state. Learn about best practices and evidence-based care in such areas as:

  • 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

Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion:

  • Health Literacy
  • Trauma Awareness and Mental Health
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Social Determinates of Health
  • Assessing, Interviewing & Mental Health
  • Documentation
  • Patient Education/Assessing materials
  • Medication Adherence
  • Quality Improvement
  • Care Coordination
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Universal Resources
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Safety, Self-awareness, Home Visits
  • CHW Self-care
  • Building Patient Relationships/How to Collaborate (home visits)
  • Communicating w/Clients & Healthcare Professionals
  • Re-entry from Prison System
  • Ethics

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

Suzanne Smith, BS, Director of Network Development, Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri

Payree Short, MSEd, BSN, RN, CHW, Adjunct Faculty Member, Ozark Technical Community College

Jill Taylor, PhD, LCSW, Community Health Team Leader, Family Care Health Centers

Amy Summers, LPN, CHW, Community Health Worker, Northeast Missouri Health Council

Melanie Calhoun, RN, Health Care Home Director, Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Center

Micheal Lawrence, CHW, BA, Community Health Worker, Family Care Health Centers

Nick Butler, Health Literacy Expert, University of Missouri

Terrico Johnson, BSW, Community Health Worker, Missouri Regional Bootheel Consortium

Angela Scott, Care Coordination Supervisor, Kansas City CARE Clinic