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Road Warriors: The Community Health Worker's Vital Role in Rural Health Care Delivery

Sep 21, 2023
1:00 pm EDT
Presented by Emcara Health
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About This Webinar

The demand for Community Health Workers (CHWs) is increasing as health insurance providers and care provider organizations realize their potential to connect underserved and under-resourced individuals to much-needed, often inaccessible care. Specifically, when supporting rural populations, CHWs play a critical role as a point of entry and a core part of a care team who supports these members in the places they call home.

This webinar will expand each attendee’s understanding of CHWs and how to integrate them into care teams to better support rural populations. It will also provide best practices for organizations who want to take steps forward to address health equity and SDoH needs.

Attendees Will Learn About

  • The role of the CHW as a critical part of care delivery teams
  • How addressing social determinants can directly impact and improve member well-being, treatment adherence, and the cost of care
  • How CHWs can be deployed to extend access to care to underserved and under-resourced individuals


Dr. Chris Dodd, Moderator

Chief Medical Officer

Emcara Health

Dr. Chris Dodd has overall accountability and oversight of all clinical functions for Emcara Health and leads the company’s effort to scale its national network of home-based advanced primary care medical practices. He has a strong track record of creating successful partnerships with health plan and provider group partners as well as deep experience delivering care to vulnerable populations…

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Floribella Redondo Martinez

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Arizona Community Health Workers Association (AZCHOW)

Ms. Redondo began her journey as a Promotora in 1994, educating her farmworker peers on HIV and STDs in the agriculture fields of Arizona and California. Today, she is nationally recognized as a leader in public health having served as a key informant for CDC, AHRQ's, and Association of Diabetes Care Education Specialists. Most recently, she has been recognized for her efforts in advocating…

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Susana Martinez

National CHW Lead and Senior Manager

Emcara Health

Susie Martinez leads the Social Care Center of Excellence at Emcara Health. A fierce and compassionate advocate for breaking down the social barriers to a person’s health and well-being, Susie started her career as a Community Health Worker (CHW) in 2014 at Valle del Sol Community Health Center, an integrated healthcare organization with a focus on behavioral health for adults and pediatrics.…

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