Dozens of community health workers from northern Minnesota and beyond will gather at Northwest Technical College Sept. 28 for the third annual Rural Community Health Worker Conference.
Online registration open now; $25 through Sept. 7, $35 afterward. Register online.
The one-day conference will be held at Bemidji’s Hampton Inn and Suites, located at 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive NE. Registration is open now at the $25 early-bird rate, which increases to $35 beginning Sept. 7. Registration includes conference materials and lunch, and a six-hour continuing education certificate is available for an additional $25. The Hampton Inn is offering rooms at a conference rate through Sept. 7.
The conference is intended for employers and potential employers of community health workers, and to provide community health workers with opportunities to network with colleagues and learn strategies for advocating for their own roles in the health care system, at work and in their communities.
Presenters at previous conferences have represented a broad spectrum of health care-related fields, including NTC faculty, Sanford Health employees and other community health professionals from the region. Presentations have covered subjects including community wellness grants, opportunities available in Minnesota’s community health worker programs, and ways community health workers can coordinate with independent living services.
The conference is made possible by support from the Minnesota Department of Health, Sanford Health and the Northern Dental Access Center.
Registration for the Third Annual Community Health Worker Conference is open now at the $25 early-bird rate, which increases to $35 beginning Sept. 7. Registration includes conference materials and lunch, and a six-hour continuing education certificate is available for an additional $25. Attendees must be 18 years of age.
The Hampton Inn is offering rooms at a conference rate of $119 through Sept. 7.
Sept. 28 – 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. —Northwest Technical College hosts Third Annual Rural Community Health Worker Conference for employers and potential employers of community health workers, and for working professionals to learn new skills and network with colleagues. Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive NE, Bemidji. Admission: $25 until Sept. 6, $35 beginning Sept. 7. Additional $25 for Continuing Education Unit certificate. Contact: Wendy Potratz, instructor, Northwest Technical College, (218) 333-6648, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wendy Potratz, instructor, NTC Community Health Worker program; (218) 333-6648, email@example.com
Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, is an open, inviting technological learning organization. For more than 40 years, the college has valued life-long learning and the worth and dignity of all people. The college serves 900 students with a high-quality education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. NTC offers nearly 60 degree, diploma and certificate programs in areas such as business, health, human and protective services and environmental and industrial technology. Classes are offered on the Bemidji campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities.