Partnering with Delmarva Foundation and Central Massachusetts AHEC to Host "Community Health Workers: Innovative Solution to Addressing the Triple Aim"



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TO HEALTH, MEDICAL, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:

Center for Sustainable Health Outreach to Hold 12th Annual Unity

Conference

BALTIMORE, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for

Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO)-in partnership with Delmarva

Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.; Central Massachusetts AHEC, Inc.;

and Community Resources, LLC-will hold its 12th Annual Unity

Conference on May 20-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in

Baltimore, Maryland. Unity 2014 is a national conference designed for

and about community health workers. The theme for the conference is

"Community Health Workers: Innovative Solution to Addressing the

Triple Aim (Access to Care, Reducing Costs, and Promoting Healthy

Communities)."

Unity 2014 will address the role community health workers (CHWs) play

in creating access to care, reducing costs, and promoting healthy and

happy communities. The conference will stress the importance of CHWs

to the delivery of health services and health reform; promoting social

justice; shaping policy and practice; and demonstrating a return on

investment along with sharing methods of overcoming barriers to CHW

program success.

"Baltimore is strategically located at the heart of one of the most

densely populated areas in the United States," said Sue Myers,

Delmarva Foundation VP for Business Development. "With its wonderful

restaurants, shopping, zoo, aquarium, and the renowned Inner Harbor,

this is an exciting place for a conference."

Unity 2014 will feature plenary sessions with addresses from keynote

speakers and panelists, as well as numerous breakout, poster,

skill-building, and roundtable workshop sessions. CHWs are strongly

encouraged to attend. This conference is an opportunity for CHWs to

share knowledge, information, and expertise with peers, colleagues,

and policy makers.

A registration fee of $300 includes training, materials, and lunch

each day and discounted registrations are available for CHWs and

students. For conference information visit:

www.populationhealthcenter.org/chwln.

Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are also available during

Unity 2014. The conference staff encourages CHW programs, related

service providers, and educational programs to exhibit and

stakeholders should consider becoming event sponsors or sponsoring

CHWs to attend Unity 2014 as well. To discuss exhibiting or

sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Myers at (410) 410-770-9960

myerss@dfmc.org.

"We hope that many will join us as we celebrate Community Health

Workers: Innovative Solution to Addressing the Triple Aim," added

Myers. "Be sure to mark May 20-22, 2014 on your calendars."

About Delmarva Foundation- Delmarva Foundation, a subsidiary of

Quality Health Strategies, is a national, not-for-profit organization

dedicated to improving health in the communities we serve. As a leader

in quality improvement, Delmarva Foundation succeeds by providing

leadership services and consultative resources to ensure everyone

receives safe, effective, efficient, equitable, timely, and

person-centered care and services. Our team of experienced experts

works with leaders and innovators in quality improvement to define

strategies and actions to meet our goals. For more information, visit

www.delmarvafoundation.org. Delmarva Foundation is a subsidiary of

Quality Health Strategies (www.qualityhealthstrategies.org). Contact

Sue Myers, Vice President of Business Development by email:

myerss@dfmc.org.

SOURCE Delmarva Foundation

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/CONTACT: Susan Myers, Vice President, Business Development, Delmarva Foundation, myerss@dfmc.org, 412-725-4619

/Web Site: http://www.delmarvafoundation.org

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