Start: Monday, May 20, 2024 - 01:00 pm
End: Monday, May 20, 2024 - 02:30 pm
Public Notices

Monday, May 20, 2024  
1:00-2:30 p.m. CST

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Join by phone: 1-305-224-1968, Conference ID: 920 9802 9323 Passcode: 629196


Call to Order
I.  Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Education

  • Work Group Review
    • Training Pathways:
      • Training that is 40 or more hours and covers core competencies the Task Force already approved as “draft competencies” with the option to add on to those before finalizing that pathway (allow for changes based on suggestions from CHWs).
      • Create an experience pathway to certification. This would need to have an identified minimum number of hours and possibly a requirement that there is somehow an attestation/showing that the work experience has created competency in all the areas of core competencies, and
      • A Community Health Representative (CHR) pathway to accept proof of completion of IHS - CHR training as sufficient for CHW certification.
  • CHW Focus Group Meeting
    • Response to Doodle poll
    • Required follow-up


  • Discussion
  • Public Input

II.  CHW Scope of Practice Review

  • Current Task Force definition:
       “A frontline public health worker who serves as a liaison, link, or intermediary
       between health and social services and the community.  CHW’s facilitate access to
       services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

    Providing preventive services includes:

    • Screening and assessments,
    • Prevention and health education, and
    • Health system navigation and resource coordination.

    Community Health Worker services do not include any services which require
    licensure or training outside what is required for CHW certification."  

•    Discussion
•    Public input
•    Discussion

III. Medicaid

  • Discussion with ND Medicaid Director Sarah Aker
  • Review purpose of Medicaid work group
    o    Create a work group.
    o    Decide on meeting dates/times.

IV. CHW Task Force June 17th Regular meeting Discussion


Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in the meeting or who would like more information about the Community Health Worker Task Force can contact Ashley Gerving at 701-328-4807, toll-free 800-755-2604, 711 (TTY) or email at

Date Posted: Dec. 15, 2024
Date Revised: May 13, 2024 (agenda/meeting details added)