FATIMA PADRON, BA
Training & Intervention Manager
Fatima Padron joined the Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) in January of 2015 to serve as a Supervisor of Asthma Education for the Coordinated Healthcare Interventions for the Childhood Gaps in Outcomes Plan, or the CHICAGO Plan, a project funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The CHICAGO Plan was a collaboration between six different emergency departments in the city of Chicago and was a three-arm pragmatic trial to evaluate interventions to improve pediatric asthma management in inner city Chicago children. Fatima supervised under the CHICAGO Plan’s CHW Coordinating Center, an entity housed at SUHI that supported all clinical sites in the hiring, training and supervision of CHWs, and ensured the fidelity of the CHW intervention arm of the trial.
Since then, Fatima has been instrumental in establishing CROWD – the Center for CHW Research, Outcomes, and Workforce Development. Through CROWD, SUHI supports health plans, health systems, organizations, and research studies in all facets of establishing, coordinating or expanding CHW interventions. In her current role, Fatima leads CROWD’s training center by overseeing CROWD’s training contracts and leading the CROWD training team to deliver high quality training.
Fatima graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010 and has spent nearly a decade working as a CHW, supervising CHWs, and developing and facilitating CHW trainings. Prior to joining SUHI, Fatima worked as a Patient Advocate at the University of Chicago Medicine, as a bilingual CHW at a.i.r. nyc, providing asthma education to families in Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx, and as a CHW at Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program (Wayne CHAP) in Detroit.