5th Annual Regional CHW Conference

That's a wrap!

Thank you for attending the 5th Annual Regional CHW Conference!

This year our conference focused on continuing our work in supporting the professional development of CHWs and equipping them with the skills necessary to thrive in the workforce. 

2022 CHW of the Year

Cynthia A. Washington

Cynthia Washington is a fierce leader in the community. She is a DSHS Certified Community Health Worker and Instructor for 8 years now, but like many others, she has been serving in this role for over 20 years. She embodies the true spirit of a Community Health Worker – passionate, determined, resourceful, and most importantly, has an immense love for her community. Cynthia is not afraid to take on new challenges. Her commitment to social justice and women’s rights is evident in her lifetime’s work of advocacy and activism.

2022 CHW Organization of the Year

Empowering the Masses

"Empowering the Masses Is committed to educating, embracing, empowering, and serving the community with love. The courses offered through ETM empower individuals to forge a path of productivity and development which ultimately results in a community of citizens able to provide for themselves and their families. Coupled with soft skills and financial literacy training, the educational programming at ETM will form sustainable communities for generations to come."

Conference Speakers 

Thank you to the conference speakers for sharing their knowledge & expertise.

Quisha Umemba

CEO, Umemba Health LLC

Quisha Umemba is the CEO of Umemba Health, LLC and Training Director of Umemba Health Academy, a virtual campus for campus for Community Health Workers, CHW Instructors and other frontline public health professionals. An advocate for health equity, her life's mission is to empower, educate, and transform the lives of others. 
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Shlesma Chhetri, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, UNTHSC

With a Ph.D. degree focused on improving community health, Dr. Chhetri is trained in strategies to promote community engagement, behavioral health theory-informed and evidence-based program development, implementation approaches, and evaluation methods. She is a mixed-methods researcher and is well versed in both qualitative and quantitative research.
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DFWCHW Annual Conferences

Since 2018, we’ve held an Annual CHW Conference. This Community Health Worker focused conference features: networking, fellowship, and continuing education credits for CHWs and CHWIs. We’re proud to work with various CHW training centers across the state to support our members and CHWs throughout North Texas. Visit our conference website here for more information.