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Public Health Culture

Join Leonore Okwara, MPH as she discusses public health research, initiatives, and how to engage the community in it all.

Mar 17, 2021

Quisha Umemba, MPH, BSN, RN, CDCES, CHWI is a Registered Nurse with a background in Public health.  She is Founder and CEO of Umemba Health LLC, a public health consulting and education agency that provides workforce development and community health worker training. She is also the Executive Director and CEO of a nonprofit called Diversity in Diabetes. A Superwoman, she is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Certified Community Health Worker, a Certified Lifestyle Coach, a wife and a mother.  She lives in Austin, TX. 

In This Episode We Cover:

  • Her passion for chronic disease and how it affects the quality of life and how it affects certain populations, especially communities of color.
  • How her background in nursing and public health give her a unique skill set and a unique view of problem solving.
  • How she found a niche serving those who serve others.
  • What exactly a Community Health Worker is and why they are crucial to Public Health work in communities.
  • How you can become a Community Health Worker.
  • All about Umemba Health LLC and their work on providing certification, training and education to Community Health Workers.
  • About Umemba Health’s CHW Instructor Certification.
  • Umemba Health’s work to help organizations and health care systems utilize the skillsets of Community Health Workers.
  • The Community Health Worker Virtual Summit to be held April 6-9th on the theme of “Elevating the Multidimensional Skillset.” It is for Community Health Workers, instructors, employers, networks, associations, CHES, Health Educators, and anyone in the Public Health field. See more info below.
  • How the Virtual Summit will also show a different perspective on what innovation in terms of virtual engagement can look like.
  • The CHW Mentor Network and the 6-week CHW Mentorship and Professional Development Program.
  • All about her nonprofit Diversity in Diabetes and the People of Color Living with Diabetes Summit. They are now looking for volunteers and board members!

Advice for Public Health Professionals:

Quisha says that if it doesn’t scare the crap out of you, you are not doing what you should be doing! It takes so much guts to put on a summit, webinar, event or anything and just hoping people show up, buy tickets, and find it valuable. Do it scared.

Offer what you have to offer to people, get feedback and then continue updating and changing your offerings.  

Become a master in one thing.  Find something you love doing so much you’d do it for free and then find a way to charge for it.

About the CHW Summit:

About: Presented by Umemba Health LLC, the goal of the 2021 Virtual CHW Summit is to provide continuing education, professional development, and networking opportunities for Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors. The Virtual CHW Summit will help the CHW to sharpen skills, increase knowledge, improve competency, and deepen expertise. Held during National Community Health Worker week, April 6-9, the theme for Summit is "Elevating the Multidimensional Skillset of Community Health Workers."

When: April 6-9, 2021

Where: Virtual

Cost: Tickets are $15 before April 1st

More Info/Register Here: