12th Annual Conference

Uniting CHWs for a Sustainable Future

Piper Auditorium Phoenix


Nearly 100 CHWs and supporters convened at the Piper Auditorium in Phoenix in June to build support for the Community Health Worker occupation in Arizona to:

  • Raise awareness of AzCHOW Association among Community Health Workers (CHWs) statewide in order to increase membership participation.
  • Promote unity within the Arizona Community Health Worker workforce, paving the way towards a sustainable future.
  • Enhance knowledge of current health issues affecting Arizonan’s
  • Become informed on the state and national trends affecting Community Health Workers

Location of the Conference
UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Campus
Virginia G. Piper Auditorium
600 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, Az 85004

Hotel for Conference
Hotel Rooms are available at:
Springhill Suites Phoenix Downtown
802 E. Van Buren St
Phoenix, Az 85006

Thursday June 11, 2015
11:30am-1:00pm Registration
1:00pm-1:30pm Welcome & AzCHOW Board Presentation and
Sponsorship Recognition
1:30pm-2:30pm Professional Development- Key Note Speaker
2:30pm-3:30pm Arizona CHW Updates
3:30pm-3:45pm –Break–
3:45pm-5:00pm ACA General Session

Friday June 12, 2015
7:00am-8:00am Continental Breakfast/Registration
8:00am-8:10am Welcome/Housekeeping
8:10am-9:30am General Session #1: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate (CLAS) Standards
9:30am-10:15am Mental Health First Aid
10:15am-10:30am –Break–
10:30am-11:45am Breakout Sessions 1:
Room A: Managing Diabetes
Room B: Cancer 101
Room C- Auditorium: Leadership and Advocacy
11:45am-1:00pm LUNCH
Guest Speaker & Dr. Joel Meister Outstanding CHW Award
1:00pm-2:15pm Breakout Sessions 2:
Room A: Heart Disease and Stroke
Room B: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia
Room C- Auditorium: Arthritis
2:15pm-2:30pm –Break–
2:30pm-3:45pm General Session # 2
Roundtable-Uniting CHW’s for A Sustainable Future
3:45pm-4:15pm Closing Remarks, Evaluation, Raffle