Community Health Workers Training Project

The Community Health Workers training Project (CHWTP) focuses on communities that are dependent on Gulf of Mexico resources. Community Health Workers(CHW) will act as peer listeners, advisors, friends, and referral agents for individuals within their service areas. The CHW's role is to act as a bridge or navigator to help connect residents in need with professional health services. CHWs will be drawn from police, schools, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and similar community groups and will represent all dimensions of the social fabric in the affected communities, including the Gulf Coast's various cultural, ethnic, and age diversities.

CHWs will be trained in communication skills and educated regarding community attributes and dynamics, the personal impacts of disasters, and the health resources available throughout the affected areas. Trained CHWs do not provide medical advice or mental health therapy. They are not a substitute for professional care; rather, CHWs augment traditional health resources. Trained CHWs learn to identify potential clients and maintain regular contact with individuals who exhibit symptoms that may warrant possible referral to health professionals for physical, behavioral, and environmental health services.

Louisiana Volunteer Peer Health Advisor Training scheduled for August, 2014. For more information and an application, click here...
The first MS-AL PHA Training session was held in Mobile, Alabama, March 16-19, 2014. It was a great experience for 26 participants. Check out the photos on our Facebook Page: Facebook
Our Resources page has been expanded and updated with Health and Disaster-related links for Louisiana, click here: Resources
The MS-AL-FL Training Session was held in the first two weeks of June at the Mobile Marriott in Mobile, Alabama. For more information and photographs, click here...
The Louisiana Training Session was held the first two weeks of August at the J. W. Marriott on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans. For more information and photographs, click here...
The MS-AL-FL Training Session was held in the first two weeks of June at the Mobile Marriott in Mobile, Alabama. For more information and photographs, click here...

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The Community Health Workers Training Project is one of several projects within the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program. GRHOP is designed to increase health care access in the areas affected by the BP oil spill and is funded by the Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Medical Settlement. For more information on GRHOP,
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Peer Health Advisor Training
CRRC will conduct a Peer Health Advisor Training for volunteers from the Louisiana parishes of St. Bernard, Orleans, Lafourche, Jefferson, Plaquemines, Terrebonne, and Cameron. The training session will be held in New Orleans, August 10-13. Click here for more details.

Applications for the next Peer Health Advisor Training must be submitted no later than
July 1, 2014.

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