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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.

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Three Peer Health Advocate training sessions have been scheduled for 2015:

Gulfport, MS, February 22 - 25, 2015

Mobile, AL, March 15 - 18, 2015

Baton Rouge, LA, May 31 - June 3, 2015

For Details and Application Materials, Click Here.

A Peer Health Advocate training for Florida participants will be held at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, November 2-5, 2014.

Louisiana Volunteer Peer Health Advocate 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 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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  BRAF Logo For more information about the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, click here...

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Date last changed: October 4, 2014
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