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Community Health Workers for Public Health Response and Resilient

$244,812,913

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: Not Applicable
CFDA Number
93.495

Objectives: To scale up Community Health Worker (CHW) activities across the nation related to public health response efforts in those communities hit hardest by an outbreak and among populations that are at high risk for exposure, infection, and poorer health outcomes (priority populations). Emphasis and or focus areas are the: 1) Training Community Health Workers to ensure comprehensive acquisition and reinforcement of relevant knowledge, roles, and skills in support of a public health response to manage outbreaks and community spread; 2) Deploying Community Health Workers to support the public health response to manage outbreaks among priority populations within communities; 3) Engaging Community Health Workers to help build and strengthen community resilience to mitigate the impact of an outbreak by improving the overall health of priority populations within communities.

 
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