Presentation on theme: "The Bay Point/ Pittsburg African American Health Conductors Program Contra Costa Health Services and Center for Human Development."— Presentation transcript:
The Bay Point/ Pittsburg African American Health Conductors Program Contra Costa Health Services and Center for Human Development
Objective What is the African American Health Conductors Program Why and How did this program begin Core functions of the African American Health Conductors Program Program Accomplishments
What is the African American Health Conductors Program Is a part of an overall movement to eliminate health inequities and health disparities affecting the African American population. This program was inspired by the life and dedication of Harriet Tubman to the freedom of African Americans.
Why and How did this program begin? With the first funding from Kaiser Permanente, the African American Health Conductors came on board to help address community residents concerns that the Bay Point Family Health Center only serve the Hispanic population.
Changing the Perception… Create the feeling of being welcomed. (Provided Cultural Competence and Sensitivity trainings with staff) Surveyed the needs/concerns of 254 African American Bay Point residents. Brown Bag gatherings were held to hear and share each others culture.
The Core Functions of the African American Health Conductors Program Outreach to African American residents in Bay Point/Pittsburg Provide Patient Navigation Conduct Community Health Education Campaigns
Core Functions continued… Conduct/facilitate Health Support Adult Groups called Soul to Soul and Body & Soul (co-ed). Patient/Client Advocacy
Health Conductors Program Successes for Fiscal Yr Annual Black History Celebration 150 people attended. –Rites of Health Ceremony The conductors successfully assisted (navigated) 80 African American men and women thru CCHS Poster campaign, estimated 20,000 people seen poster
One of the Highest Tributes we can pay to Our Families is to Be Healthy.
Health Conductors Program Success for Fiscal Yr Male Conductor outreach to 550 African American male residents in Bay Point, Pittsburg and Antioch. Thanksgiving Luncheon (focus group) 62 people attended. Kwanzaa 135 people attended. 1 st Roll out of African American Nutrition series
African American Health Conductors Evelyn Dodson, (left) ph: (925) LeAndra Turner, (right) ph: (925) Bay Point Family Health Center/Pittsburg Health Center
Soul to Soul Health support group 15 adult women Wednesdays, 10am-12pm Ambrose Recreation Center in Bay Point
Body and Soul Health Support group Co-ed Men and women Tuesdays. 1pm-2:30pm Pittsburg Health Center