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Project Details

Community Health Workers in Affordable Housing Communities

Posted in Projects / Thu, June 05, 2014

Grantee: Mercy Housing Northwest

Timeframe:   July 2014-June 2017   |   Amount:   $748,932


Bringing Health Home is working to address the many barriers and health disparities faced by low-income residents of King County, especially those who are recent immigrants or from communities of color. Public Health data clearly demonstrates the sharp differences in health outcomes between the poorest and most affluent residents and areas of King County.

The project employs a team of three Community Health Promoters (CHPs) and one Lead Community Health Promoter working in affordable housing communities (below) to improve access to primary healthcare and engage residents in a variety of activities designed to improve their overall health outcomes.

The project is working to address significant barriers to health care and education resources by building relationships of trust with residents and engaging them in activities designed to promote a culture of health in their communities.

In the coming year, Mercy Housing Northwest plans to continue broadening the scope of health and wellness programming available to residents of the targeted housing communities in the coming year.

About Our Grantee

Mercy Housing Northwest

Mercy Housing, a national nonprofit organization, is working to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential. They believe that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, revitalize neighborhoods and stabilize lives. Mercy Housing serves a variety of populations with housing projects for low-income families, seniors and people with special needs.

Visit Mercy Housing Northwest website here.