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Meeting Notes and Presentations

February 27, 2018

Chew & Chat: Health Happens Where You Live

February's Chew and Chat was held at the Moot Senior Housing Center, 292 High St., Buffalo, 14204

Topic of discussion: "Health Happens Where You Live"

Quality and affordable housing, access to fresh and healthy foods, good schools and jobs close to where we live—all have significant connections to individual and community health outcomes.

January 30, 2018

Chew & Chat: Healthy & Happy 2018

CHW "chew and chat" was held on 1/30 at 12pm @ PUSH Buffalo/Grant Street Neighborhood Center located at 271 Grant Street.

TOPIC: Healthy and Happy 2018!

 

What are your individual, work-related, family and/or community goals for a healthy and happy year ahead? We will discuss ways that we can be healthy and well in our work and in life, and build a healthier Buffalo TOGETHER.

November 01, 2017

Chew & Chat: Mental Health and Self-Care

The October 2017 Chew & Chat was held on October 31st at 515 Main St.

We discussed:
-How to identify mental and emotional health issues in those we serve and work with.
-What can we do on our own, what can we do with some help, and what should we expect from others to ensure we are managing our OWN mental and emotional health as we help others?
-Tools and resources to provide support for mental and emotional wellness.
-How do we best practice self-care with limited time & resources?

September 29, 2017

Chew & Chat: Back to School

At the September 26th Chew & Chat, we discussed:

-What can we do on our own, what can we do with some help, and what should we expect school staff to do to ensure accountability so that ALL of our children have a healthy, happy, safe school year?

-How do we best protect and advocate for our most vulnerable students?

-What are some opportunities for involvement for students, parents, and community partners to get involved in education and schools-based work and advocacy?

 

July 25, 2017

Chew & Chat: Housing

This Chew & Chat session was held on July 25, 2107, at our office at 515 Main street and was sponsored by Community Partners of Western New York.

 

We discussed:


-tools and tips for navigating systems and services for those you serve in the community with housing issues

-how improve your OWN housing situation and resources

-ideas for building a community and professional network to learn and grow in your work and career
 

June 01, 2017

Chew & Chat: Networking

This Chew & Chat session was held on May 31, 12:30-2 at our office, 515 Main Street. At our monthly lunch meeting, we discussed the following:

- Understand the basic components of building and utilizing a network

 

- Discuss tools and tips for navigating systems and services for those you serve in the community

 

- Get ideas for building a community and professional network to learn and grow in your work and career

March 28, 2017

Chew & Chat: Women's Health

This Chew & Chat session was held on March 28, 12-1:30 at our office, 515 Main Street. At our monthly lunch meeting, we discussed the following:

- What are the strengths and challenges women have in managing their health?

- What are some of the barriers we face to prevention and treatment of women's health?

-What tools and resources are available for CHWs and other frontline workers to help support and promote the health and wellness of women and girls?

January 24, 2017

Chew & Chat: The Role of Research for Community and CHWs

This Chew & Chat session was held on January 24, 12-1:30 at our office, 515 Main Street. At our monthly lunch meeting, we discussed the following:

- What are the different types of research?

- What are some of the reasons community members are hesitant to participate in research?

-How can we ensure community ownership and/or impact of research efforts?

-What tools and resources are available for communities to conduct their own research, and/or find a researcher that can work with them?
 

December 06, 2019

Community Health Worker Employer & Key Stakeholder Meeting

The meeting was held in the Larkin Building. The goal of the meeting was to share information on a new professional development opportunity for community health workers and the organizations that employ them, provide results on the community health worker workforce survey, and discuss opportunities for cross sector partnerships.

November 22, 2016

Chew & Chat: CHW's as Organizers and Healers

The CHW "CHEW & CHAT" was held on Tuesday November 22, 12pm-1:30pm at 515 Main Street. At our monthly meeting, we discussed the following:

- What is the role of CHWs, community organizers, and activists as HEALERS in a time of community and national-level turmoil, trauma, and oppression?
-How can we balance LOVE and POWER in our work? How does work grounded in SERVICE complement work grounded in ACTIVISM?
-In taking action, what can we do on our own, what can we do with some help, and what should we expect systems and elected leaders to do?

October 25, 2016

Copy Of -Chew & Chat: Building Healthy Partnerships

The CHW "CHEW & CHAT" was held on Tuesday October 25th, 12pm-1:30pm at 515 Main Street. At our monthly meeting, we discussed BUILDING HEALTHY PARTNERSHIPS- We focused on how CHWs and community can effectively partner with organizations, institutions, and systems in a positive and productive way. We discussed using our asset-based community development framework of (1) What can we do on our own? (2) What can we do with some help? (3) What is it someone else's job to do?

September 27, 2016

Chew & Chat: Back to School

The CHW September CHEW AND CHAT was held at Parent Network/1000 Main Street. TOPIC: BACK TO SCHOOL- We shared resources and ideas for how we as CHWs and parents can make sure our children and the families and students we serve have a happy, healthy, successful year!

July 26, 2016

Chew & Chat: Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

This month's Chew & Chat was focused on Stress Management and Burnout Prevention. We shared tips and resources for for self-care and coping with the struggles of being a CHW.

June 03, 2016

Community Health Workers: Building Health, Wealth and Strength

This Stakeholder Seminar, held at Canisius College, created an opportunity for policy makers, funders, and leaders in systems, institutions, organizations, and the community to come together and learn about...

-Who are CHW’s and what do they do? CHW’s are a workforce and a
movement that utilizes people OF and FROM the communities you serve to
improve outcomes and reduce inequities.
-How do I engage the people I serve in informing the way my organization or
initiative operates so that it is community and culturally responsive?
-What ways might we work together as diverse stakeholders– both top down
and bottom up- to have greater collective impact for our region?

May 24, 2016

Chew & Chat: Health and Wellness

This month's Chew & Chat was focused on Health and Wellness. We shared tips and resources for for fitness, nutrition, stress management, and preventative care.

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