The goal of Health Engagement Leading to Prevention (H.E.L.P.) is to achieve a safe environment for seniors, disabled, and formerly homeless individuals to live together and work together in the community.
Our team is addressing issues faced in Subsidized Housing by providing Community Health Worker Training, resident education and support, and showing our model works with plans to obtain funding and duplicate our model throughout healthcare and low-income housing systems. The main goal for the CHWs is to address the social determinants of health (SDOH) by:
- Engaging with Community Members using H.E.L.P.’s “Door to Door” nursing approach through the COVID-19 pandemic. We have met, identified and trained a resident and the Service Coordinator to become Community Health Workers embedded in Arrowhead Apartments to assist the project lead Kathey with addressing the on-going needs of the residents. This team has been able to distribute masks, educational materials and food items.
- Collecting and Reviewing Health and Wellness Assessments by an interdisciplinary team.
- Provide Coordinated Individualized Services and Support including a range of social, medical, and other services.
- Educating local government and the public about best practices and potential policy options to strengthen systems.