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The Coastal Resource and Resiliency Center conducts lay health worker trainings in the coastal parishes and counties of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Our primary goal is to improve overall health outcomes in the target area, especially among disadvantaged and under-served populations.

To accomplish this goal, we train lay health workers to encourage healthy lifestyles and improve health literacy, to promote emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, and to help people identify the resources they need to stay healthy and safe.

Our current activities include:

  • The Community Health Worker Training Project, funded by a grant from the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program.
  • Volunteer Peer Health Advocate Training, funded by a grant from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
  • Chronic Disease Management Training, funded by a grant from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
  • The Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

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The Training Schedule for 2017 has been finalized. For Details and Application Materials,
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As part of the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities, CRRC has trained and placed six community health workers in clinics and community-based organizations in three target communities, one in Alabama (Bayou La Batre) and two in Louisiana (Galliano and Port Sulphur.)
As of September 2016, CRRC has conducted 17 training sessions and awarded 394 certificates of completion. Visit our Facebook Page for training photos.
The University of South Alabama Board of Trustees has awarded CRRC Director, Dr. Steven Picou, the title of "Distinguished Professor of Sociology." He is the first faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences to be awarded this prestigious honor. Congratulations to Dr. Picou!
The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program is designed to increase health care access in the areas affected by the BP oil spill and is funded by the Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Medical Settlement. For more information on GRHOP,
click here…
For more information about the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, click here...
For more info on the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities, click here...

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Date last changed: November 15, 2016
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