Alameda County Health Care Services CDC Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities grant enables the county to bring our Health Coach Program (HCP) to scale. HCP was founded in 2014 and is the first certified healthcare apprenticeship in the Northern California region. The purpose of the program is to employ Alameda County residents with lived experience in healthcare positions that will directly benefit populations with poor health outcomes.
Under the grant HCSA will Train 20 participants in year 1 (10/1/22 -9/30/23).
1. Train: During a 4 - 6-month period, HCPs receive over 180-hours of training by program trainers and 144-hours of coursework by education providers on COVID specific health literacy, access to health care, systems and resource navigation, and social determinants of health.
2. Deploy: HCPs will be placed in paid COVID response positions in community-based organizations based on their relevant skills and interests
3. Engage: HCPs will engage community members through the provision of traditional COVID response activities (CI/CT, testing, etc.). When possible, they will also deliver health education on COVID prevention and safety while patients are waiting and/or exiting services.
" Contact Tracing
" Community Testing Navigation
" Vaccination Pods
" Health Education
" Case Management
" Administrative Support for AC COVID-19 response providers