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Health Workers

Helping Neighborhoods Thrive

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About Us

As part of IPHA's commitment to CHW advancement in the state, IPHA has developed a team specializing in CHW related support, training and education housed in the Community Health Worker Capacity Building Center.  

If you would like to work with this dedicated team about CHW programming and support please contact them at and in the subject line, type CHW Programs Support. 

If you would like to work with this dedicated team to build and offer new CHW training programs or spread the word about existing CHW training programs you have please contact them at and in the subject line, type Training Programs. 
Our CHW Capacity Building Center leaders have over 20 years experience as Community Health Workers and over 40 years as Public Health Educators. 

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Dr. Tracey Smith, DNP, PHCNS-BC, MS 

Dr. Tracey Smith serves as Director of Community Health at Illinois Public Health Association



Stephanie Standish, RN BSN, MA 

Stephanie Standish serves as a contractual nurse assisting in the CHW Capacity Building Center.



Partner List

Community Health Worker Review Board
Meeting dates, agendas, and minutes may be found on the IDPH website.

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