Upcoming Health Care Homes
Learning Collaborative Events:

2015 Spring Learning Days

Save the Date for our Spring Learning Days May 12-14, 2015 in St. Cloud, MN.

Monthly Webinar:

Care Coordinator Burnout

Care coordination work is stressful and, over time, can be overwhelming.  This webinar will offer strategies for preventing and addressing care coordinator burnout and working with challenging patients with mental health concerns. Presented Jennifer Butler, MSW, LICSW, Behavioral  Health Triage Therapist, Sanford Clinics. Registration is now open.

Save the Date for our December Webinar:

The New Medicare Benefit for Intensive Behavioral Therapy
Presented by Lisa Bartholomay, Sanford Clinics
Date:  December 11, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

These webinars are part of our monthly webinar series geared toward providing opportunities for certified Health Care homes and clinics interested in certification to learn about innovative and best practices in health care.

For more information on upcoming webinars being offered please visit the Monthly Webinar Series page.

Past Webinars

Health Care Homes has sponsored several webinars in the past and have a recorded copy available by request. Past topics include Pediatric Asthma, SBIRT, Organizational Tips to Improve Quality Measures, Alzheimer's Resources, Promoting Colon Cancer Screening and Hypertension.

For more information on these topics and how to request materials visit our Monthly Webinar Series Page.


External Educational Events:

  • Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and Allina Health

    Connecting to Transform Communities: Stakeholders in Health and Wellness
    Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation & Allina Health

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, November 7, 2014 at 4:30 PM (CST)
    Minnetonka, MN

    Register for this conference

    Minnesota Community Health Workers Alliance (MNCHWs) is a recipient of the 2014 Stratis Health Building Healthier Communities Award, supporting efforts to build a culture of quality in health care.
    The following webinars and events are open for registration. For more details on these events please visit or contact the MNCHWs Alliance. For questions about registration or more info on the following programs, please contact Success with CHWs Project Manager Sylvia Bachmann at

    Research & Results: CHW Strategies & Asthma Care: A Webinar for Providers and Home Visiting Programs
    Thursday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-12:00 noon CST

    This free, one-hour webinar will feature presentations by two national experts on the CHW workforce with a focus on research, evidence and program results associated with introducing trained, trusted and culturally-competent CHWs to the asthma team.

    The webinar is designed for primary care providers including pediatric clinics, family practice offices, community health centers, and school-based clinics; asthma specialists; home visiting programs and healthy homes initiatives; and those interested in addressing asthma disparities. Registration is now open.

    Learning Session for Asthma Care Providers and Home Visiting Programs on Integrating CHW Services into Pediatric Asthma Care
    Friday, Nov. 21, 8:00-11:00 a.m. CST
    Wilder Center, St. Paul

    This free workshop will feature Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, and Anne Walton, RN, AE-C from Boston Medical Center who will discuss the implementation and value of team-based CHW strategies to improve asthma outcomes based on their nationally-recognized Reducing Ethnic/Racial Asthma Disparities in Youth (READY) program and related work underway in New England and around the US.

    Clinic representatives who attend will be eligible to apply for a planning mini-grant to help introduce CHW approaches within their organizations utilizing an online tool kit available in 2015.

    CEU certificates will be offered for attendance. Participants may earn up to 3.0 contact hours or 180 minutes or 0.3 CEUs, and are responsible for determining if this program meets the criteria for licensure or recertification for their discipline. Registration is now open.

    Webinar: Community Health Worker Enrollment, Coverage and Payment under Minnesota Health Care Programs
    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST

    This free webinar will provide an informative overview of Community Health Worker (CHW) coverage and rates under Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP). The session will include step-by-step guidance on the CHW enrollment process and billing procedures. Requirements related to CHW supervision and documentation of CHW services will also be addressed. Q & A will be part of the session.

    Whether you are new to the CHW role or an experienced CHW employer, this webinar will help you better understand this funding stream for CHW services available to Medicaid-eligible providers. Registration is now open.

    The Community Health Worker Role and Mental Health: Current Practice and Future Opportunities
    A Learning Session for Mental Health and Primary Care Providers
    Thursday, Dec. 4, 8:30-11:30 a.m. CST
    Wellstone Center/Neighborhood House, St. Paul

    As the pace of transformation of our health system accelerates with expectations for improved outcomes and patient experience as well as lower costs, providers are moving toward the integration of physical and mental health services. This development has important workforce implications for ensuring that teams are structured in ways to most effectively address patient and community needs and advance health equity. This learning session will focus on the role, value and outlook for the community health worker (CHW) profession in mental health as members of teams committed to culturally-competent outreach and services.

    This workshop is intended for professionals from multiple disciplines who work in the areas of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment in a variety of settings including mental health, primary care and community-based organizations; disparities, diversity and equity; health policy; and health care design and delivery.

    Clinic representatives who attend will be eligible to apply for a planning mini-grant to help introduce CHW approaches within their organizations utilizing an online tool kit available in 2015. Registration is now open.

  • Cancer in Your Community

    The Minnesota Department of Health, Sage Screening Program is again offering a “Cancer in Your Community (CYC)” full-day workshop on November 7th, 2014 in Bloomington. The workshop is offered at no charge, and intended for individuals who assist members of their community in understanding and improving their health.

    Workshop attendees will learn about the burden of cancer in their community and current information on how to prevent or detect cancer early. Past workshop attendees have included community health workers, promoter(a)s de salud, case managers, health educators and others sharing the message about the importance of early detection and screening.

    Contact Liz Wilson-Lopp at for more information or to register.

Updated Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 03:59PM