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).
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).
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