Presentation on theme: "The Bay Point/ Pittsburg African American Health Conductors Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Bay Point/ Pittsburg African American Health Conductors Program Contra Costa Health Services and Center for Human Development
2 Objective What is the African American Health Conductors Program Why and How did this program beginCore functions of the African American Health Conductors ProgramProgram Accomplishments
3 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 inspiredby the life and dedicationof Harriet Tubman to thefreedom of AfricanAmericans.
4 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.
5 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.
6 The Core Functions of the African American Health Conductors Program Outreach to African American residents in Bay Point/PittsburgProvide Patient NavigationConduct Community Health Education Campaigns
7 Core Functions continued… Conduct/facilitate Health Support Adult Groups called Soul to Soul and Body & Soul (co-ed).Patient/Client Advocacy
8 Health Conductors Program Successes for Fiscal Yr. 08-09 Annual Black History Celebration 150 people attended.Rites of Health CeremonyThe conductors successfully assisted (navigated) 80 African American men and women thru CCHSPoster campaign, estimated 20,000 people seen poster
9 One of the Highest Tributes we can pay to Our Families is to Be Healthy.
10 Health Conductors Program Success for Fiscal Yr. 08-09 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.1st Roll out of African American Nutrition series
11 African American Health Conductors Evelyn Dodson, (left) ph: (925)Le’Andra Turner, (right) ph: (925)Bay Point Family Health Center/Pittsburg Health Center
12 Soul to Soul Health support group 15 adult women Wednesdays, 10am-12pm Ambrose Recreation Center in Bay Point
13 Body and Soul Health Support group Co-ed Men and women Tuesday’s. 1pm-2:30pmPittsburg Health Center