UWPHI Immersions Presents: The Role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Public Health Transformation and the 10 Narrative Principles of Difficult Conversations in Public Health on June 11 from 1:30-4pm CT

Please register and save the date for our next virtual Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG) Immersion on Tuesday, June 11th 1:30pm – 4 pm CT.


The first part of the Immersion will introduce community health workers (CHWs) and offer perspectives of what it is like to be a community health worker from two guests. CHWs are a fundamental part of Wisconsin’s public health and health care workforces and systems. Join us as we learn more about CHWs, the roles CHWs play in Wisconsin, and how CHWs have worked with partners across the state.  In this Immersion, we will listen and learn from CHWs as they reflect on their experiences and why CHWs are important to advancing health equity.

The second part of the Immersion will continue to build participants’ narrative skills. At some point in their professional journey, every public health professional and CHW will be tasked with having a conversation that feels fraught and even distressing. In the June Immersion skill-builder, attendees will be provided with a systematic method for navigating those conversations to be a more effective messenger without sacrificing self-care.

All governmental public health staff and allied partners are invited to join the Immersion. The June Immersion content may be of particular interest to individuals who want to learn more about CHWs, how they might be able to partner or work with CHWs, and how CHWs and community partnerships are integral to advancing health equity.

Please register and save the date today:

June 11th UWPHI Public Health Infrastructure Grant Virtual Immersion

We are excited to continue to offer learning opportunities through our Immersions and working toward building a strong and resilient public health infrastructure in Wisconsin! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Please reach out to our UWPHI Immersions Team at learning@pophealth.wisc.edu with any questions.