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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 2017 has been finalized. For Details and Application Materials,
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As of June 2017, CRRC has conducted a total of 18 training sessions and awarded 441 certificates of completion. Visit our Facebook Page for training photos.
As part of the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities, CRRC has trained and placed six community health workers in clinics and community-based organizations in three target communities, one in Alabama (Bayou La Batre) and two in Louisiana (Galliano and Port Sulphur.) From May 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017, CRGC CHWs have recorded 5,355 health-related and social services rendered to target populations.
CRRC will host an evaluation retreat for Community Health Workers in Mobile, Alabama, August 20-22. A select group of previous CHW trainees will be invited to attend. Stay tuned for details.
The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program 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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For more information about the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, click here...
For more info on the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities, click here...

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Date last changed: July 1, 2017
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