Program Announcement

In partnership with the City of Montgomery and other community and municipal partnerships, Southeast Alabama AHEC is proud to announce its participation as a primary community outreach partner in the Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19  initiative awarded by Health & Human Services (HHS).

Program Objectives

Objective #1: Develop and implement a health literacy plan to advance Healthy People 2030 objectives HC/HIT-01, -02, and -03 (improve understanding, communication, informed decision-making).

Objective #2: Improve adherence to COVID-19 and other public health recommendations.


To help achieve these objectives, Southeast Alabama AHEC (SEAAHEC) will contract with Community Health Workers (CHWs) serving as Vaccine Ambassadors to conduct Health Literacy Workshops within the priority population (Montgomery County and Elmore County).  

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased presence of health literacy in healthcare workforce development

  • Improved patient experience and outcomes through the enhancement of provider training

  • Improved patient-provider relationships

  • Increased rates of COVID-19 testing and vaccination

  • Enhanced collaboration and community partnerships

We look forward to sharing more information regarding the times and locations of our Health Literacy Workshops and other community events in the near future! 

For additional information on Southeast Alabama AHECs' Health Literacy Program or if you are interested in contracting as a Community Health Worker (CHW) for this grant opportunity, please contact:


Ayanna J. Sterling, MHA

Program Manager, Health Literacy