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The Coastal Resource and Resiliency Center conducts lay health worker trainings in the coastal parishes and counties of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Our primary goal is to improve overall health outcomes in the target area, especially among disadvantaged and under-served populations.

To accomplish this goal, we train lay health workers to encourage healthy lifestyles and improve health literacy, to promote emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, and to help people identify the resources they need to stay healthy and safe.

Our current activities include:

  • The Community Health Worker Training Project, funded by a grant from the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program.
  • Volunteer Peer Health Advocate Training, funded by a grant from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
  • Chronic Disease Management Training, funded by a grant from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
  • The Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

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The Training Schedule for 2015 has been finalized. For Details and Application Materials,
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A Peer Health Advocate training session for Florida and Alabama participants was held at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, November 2-5, 2014. Check out the photos on our Facebook Page.

The Coastal Resource & Resilience Center has recently joined the RAND Corporation, Tulane University, Louisiana State University, and the Louisiana Public Health Institute as members of the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities. The overall goal of the consortium is to build disaster resiliency in gulf coast communities through the development of Community Action Plans.
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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Date last changed: January 8, 2015
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