Center for Healthy Communities

Katherine L. Cauley, Ph.D., Director

Kimberly R. Conner

Kimberly R. Conner

Community Health Advocate Outreach Program Coordinator
Opportunity Center Office
907 West Fifth Street, 4th Floor
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 775-8254
E-mail:
kimberly.conner@wright.edu

Ms. Conner collaborates with community groups and coordinates Community Health Advocates. She participates in numerous community coalitions and advisory councils, working to improve access to health and social services for the underserved members of the community. She chairs the Medicaid Outreach Consortium and the CHC HealthLink and AHEC Region IV Planning Committee.

As part of the teaching team, Ms. Conner is an instructor for the Community Health Advocacy course, a training program taught twice yearly at the Center’s offices at Elizabeth Place. In addition, Ms. Conner coordinates a semi-annual Medicaid Training session for the community and, as a guest speaker, provides information about community health and human/social services resources at numerous community workshops and seminars.

Selected Presentations

“New and Emerging Roles for Community Health Workers,” American Public Health Association Meeting, San Diego, Calif., October 2008

“Ethical Dilemmas — Recognizing Boundaries,” HealthLink Miami Valley Continuing Education Series, Dayton, Ohio, December 2008

“Ways of Knowing through the Community Academic Partnership,” Quest of Community: A Call to Action, Wright State University, Dayton, 2008

“Community Academic Partnership for Change,” American Medical Association Professional Standards Grand Rounds, Chicago, April 2007

Prisoner Re-Entry Program, PowerNet of Dayton, August 2007

Medicaid Outreach Training Brief, South Community Behavior Center & Office Managers Forum, Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, 2007

Medicaid Outreach Training, Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services, Dayton, May 25, 2007

“How to Locate Community Resources for Health and Wellness,” Sinclair Community College Counseling Services Workshop Series, Dayton, May 8, 2007

(EEO) Equal Employment Opportunity Program, Dakota Center, Dayton, May 3, 2007

“Community Health Workers as Trainers for Health Information Exchange,” “Regional Health Information Organizations: Building on Collaborations,” and “Community Child Health Record: Sharing Data Across Organizations,” American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, 2006

“Community health workers: Central to systems navigation and community based participatory research” and “Bringing community health workers into the electronic age,” 133rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, December 2005

“Community Health Workers: Bringing Health Closer to Home,” poster, 23rd National DHPE/CDC Conference on Health Education and Health Promotion, Minneapolis, May 2005