Community Health Workers Training Project

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of South Alabama

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

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

Funding Program

Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP)

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: BP Deepwater Horizon Medical Settlement
Year Awarded: 2012

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Resilience Social Science Research Public Health Research

Targeted Resources

Community and Human Health Human and / or Institutional Capacity

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Tulane University

Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 368
Project Name: Community Health Workers Training Project
SourceUID: None
Latitude: 30.69594
Longitude: -88.180786
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL, LA, MS
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Human and Social
Project Action: Resilience
Additional Project Action(s): Social Science Research
Additional Project Action(s): Public Health Research
Targeted Resource(s): Community and Human Health
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: University of South Alabama
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: J. Steven Picou
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 251-461-1717
Other Partners: Tulane University
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 7383890
DWH Funder: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP)
DWH Dollar Amount : 4000000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Medical Settlement Fund
Controlling Documents: BP Deepwater Horizon Medical Settlement
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 5
Total Amount Leveraged: 3383890