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COVID-19 AND THE H.E.S.
CDG and COVID-19 Disparities
In January 2022, the H.E.S. was awarded federal funding to address COVID-19 disparities and to support COVID-19 recovery via a COVID Disparities Grant (CDG). A component of this grant was to create a collaborative approach, by building partnerships within communities heavily impacted by COVID.
The purpose of the project and grant was to launch an organized model for reducing COVID-19 disparities by reducing the risk for COVID-19 infection, building social cohesion, and meeting basic social needs and racial inequities.
The project aimed to:
- Expand the engagement of a Community Health Worker workforce to leverage their deep community roots, institutional relationships, and neighborhood expertise
- Build community resilience
- Catalyze change within systems
- Increase preparedness for future emergencies