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Community Health Workers Training Project

Implementing Organization

University of South Alabama

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$4,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$3,383,890

Funding Organization

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Funding Program

Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP)

Details

Project Category

Human and Social

Project Actions

Resilience

Targeted Resources

Community and Human Health

Project Description

This project will work with other GRHOP projects to train Community Health Workers (CHWs) on mental and behavioral health capacity and skills (including "peer listening" techniques), environmental health networking approaches, and primary care capacity. These CHWs will be employed by health clinics in their local communities, with their salary and benefits paid for by the Environmental Health Capacity and Literacy Project, and they will provide educational resources to community partnerships, faith-based and non-profit community organizations, health care providers, and community leaders.

Contact

J. Steven Picou
251-461-1717
spicou@southalabama.edu
Project Website
Project Partners

Tulane University

Affiliated Institutions

None

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