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Department of Health Services

Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilience

Community Health Workers and Promotoras are Heroes Conference

Date: October 21, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Flamingo Hotel


2777 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

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Cost: Free

Registration Required: Yes


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Event Overview

The Community Health Worker for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) Project presents this conference to celebrate the CHW and Promotora workforce in Sonoma County for their work before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services recognizes that CHWs and Promotoras are essential workforce that have been leaders in equitable access to healthcare and COVID-19 testing and vaccines during the pandemic. They provide the necessary coaching, supporting, and information that is grounded in lived experiences. During the pandemic, they were at the frontlines, continuously guiding and connecting their community to the complex network of the health care system, gathering masks, food, funding, technology, and information. They did all this while trying to protect themselves and their families, and experiencing their own fear and loss. This conference is a celebration of their work, to honor their presence, and give an opportunity for healing and community building.

Conference Activities

  • Recognition: We will be awarding two CHWs and one CHW ally who will be nominated by their peers. Please share this nomination form and submit before October 1st!
  • Training: This conference will have 3 Workshops: Mind/Body Medicine; COVID-19 Tools and Updates; Community Health Worker Core Consensus Project (C3 Project) Basics
  • Workforce Development: The second half of the day will have a resource and career fair. If you are interested in hosting a table during the resource and career fair, please contact us!
  • Healing and Self Care: We will have activities hosted by local organizations for community building. There is also an ongoing quilt project to document the work and experience of CHWs in Sonoma County. Download quilt project flyer »

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Kaiser, Providence, Community Foundation, HealthCare Foundation, Santa Rosa Community Health, Raizes Collective, Community Health Workers of California, Latino Service Providers, Redwood Community Health Coalition and City College of San Francisco.

This meeting was made possible by grant number NU58DP007010 from CDC. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.