Advocacy Workgroup

The Advocacy Workgroup works to mobilize support for the work of CHWs across Utah. Possible actions include defining the Coalition's legislative agenda (if any) and making recommendations for Coalition initiatives and strategies for grassroots' support of CHWs (in coordination with the Utah Public Health Association CHW Section). The Workgroup will also advocate for policies that support the work of CHWs, perform outreach education to healthcare professional organizations on the benefit of CHWs on the healthcare team and strive to increase public and professional recognition for CHWs.

Upcoming Events

2017 Advocacy Workgroup Meeting Schedule

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Location

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January 13, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM UDOH Cannon Building, Room 125 (877) 820-7831, Passcode 745460#
February 10, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM UDOH Cannon Building, Room 125 (877) 820-7831, Passcode 745460#
April 14, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM UDOH Cannon Building, Room 125 (877) 820-7831, Passcode 745460#
May 12, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM UDOH Cannon Building, Room 125 (877) 820-7831, Passcode 745460#
June 9, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM UDOH Cannon Building, Room 125 (877) 820-7831, Passcode 745460#
July 14, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM UDOH Cannon Building, Room 125 (877) 820-7831, Passcode 745460#
August 11, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM UDOH Cannon Building, Room 125 (877) 820-7831, Passcode 745460#
September 8, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM UDOH Cannon Building, Room 125 (877) 820-7831, Passcode 745460#

Workgroup Co-Chairs

Each Workgroup has two Co-Chairs, one of which attends Advisory Board meetings and votes as a member of the Advisory Board. Workgroup Co-Chairs are chosen and voted in by the Advisory Board and approved by general membership. Each Co-chair term will be two calendar years, beginning July 1 and ending June 30. Co-Chairs will determine which Co-Chair will represent the Workgroup as a member of the Advisory Board and have the responsibility to ensure that one of the Co-Chairs will attend Advisory Board meetings. Workgroup Co-Chairs set the agenda for and facilitate discussion in monthly Workgroup meetings.

Workgroup Co-Chairs ensure that their Workgroup’s agenda and actions support the Advisory Board’s agenda. Co-Chairs should make assignments to their Workgroup members to keep them involved and to facilitate new ideas. Co-Chairs report updates to the Strategic Plan bi-monthly to the Advisory Board and quarterly to the larger Coalition. Co-Chairs provide a written report to be included in an annual report.

Advocacy Workgroup Co-Chairs

Title Name Contact Affiliation
Advocacy Co-Chair Micah Vorwaller micah@healthpolicyproject.org Utah Health Policy Project

Advocacy Workgroup Members

Title Name Affiliation
Advocacy Member Jen Dailey Utah Academy of Family Physicians
Advocacy Member Claudia Gonzalez Alliance Community Services
Advocacy Member Jeannette Villalta UPHA CHW Section Chair
Advocacy Member Anna Guymon UDOH EPICC Program
Advocacy Member Oreta Tupola UPHA
Advocacy Member Erin Feeley UHPP
Advocacy Member Jamie Justice NAMI
Advocacy Member Mary Jo McMillan USARA
Advocacy Member Erin Jemison YWCA
Advocacy Member Mauricio Agramont Midvale CBC
Advocacy Member Alex Cragun AUCH
Advocacy Member Chelsey Butchereit UDOH Refugee Health
Advocacy Member Emilia Comai United Way

A complete downloadable membership list is also available.

Advocacy Board Meeting Minutes

October 26, 2016 Minutes

September 14, 2016 Minutes

For minutes from meetings not listed please contact Anna Guymon.