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Helping Patients Navigate Hospital Discharge: A Learning Event for Community Health Workers (Session 2 of 2)

Tue, 4/18/2023 at 11:00 am - Tue, 4/18/2023 at 12:00 pm (PDT)

Community Health Workers (CHWs) can help patients, families and the health care system save money by reducing the frequency of emergency room visits, hospitalizations, readmissions and nursing home placements. Comagine Health invites you to participate in session two of a two-part virtual learning series. During this interactive session, we will discuss the role of CHWs in supporting patients who are discharged from the hospital from before, during and after discharge. CHWs, Home Health Workers and other health care professionals will also have the opportunity to ask questions to our panel of experts.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn about:

  • How CHW services can complement existing Care Coordination activities
  • Ways to advocate for a sustainable solution for CHWs to address hospital utilization
  • Workforce development needs for CHWs


  • Glenn Blankenship, MSW, LMSW, Hospital Social Worker & Case Manager, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario, OR

  • Alisa N. Howard, CHW Instructor & Consultant, Owner/Co-founder, Minority Health Consultants, Co-founder, The CHW Mentorship Network

  • Robert Garza, Community Paramedicine Manager, Buckeye Fire Department, AZ

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

Comagine Health is accredited by the New Mexico Department of Health and the Nevada Certification Board to provide continuing education for Community Health Workers in those states. Comagine Health designates this Live Event for 1.0 CE credits.


This material was prepared by Comagine Health, a Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS. 12-SOW-GEN-23-QIN-190