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Community Health Worker Project Brochure

This brochure advertises the "Community Health Worker Project" run by Hunter College's Center for Environmental and Occupational Health (COEH). The project, one of COEH's major initiatives, recruited local residents from New York City neighborhoods for an extensive 350-hour curriculum that educated participants on the topic of asthma, its management, assessment, and remediation. Following their training, these health workers were entrusted with providing outreach to their communities, serving as a "vital link between health care providers, community organizations, and the communities they serve." In April 2000, the program commenced with an initial class of 15 health workers from a variety of community groups.

Formally established in 1990 by CUNY's Board of Trustees, the Hunter College Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) was founded with the mission "to promote community and workplace health" across the New York metropolitan area. Working with community groups, unions, governmental agencies, private employers, and educational institutions, the Center educated hundreds of thousands over the course of its history.

Source | Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at Hunter College
Creator | Community Health Worker Project at Hunter College
Date Created | 2000 (Circa)
Rights | Copyright Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at Hunter College Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Item Type | Text (Pamphlet / Petition)
Cite This document | Community Health Worker Project at Hunter College, “Community Health Worker Project Brochure,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed July 22, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/7372.

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