Community Health Alignment
Housed at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, the Center for Community Health Alignment (CCHA) has a strong understanding of health equity and the impact social determinants play on health. Our mission at the Arnold School is to use evidence-based models and meaningful engagement strategies to co-create solutions with community leaders that address health inequities.
CCHA brings together three major initiatives, PASOs, the Community Health Worker Institute (CHWI), and Equity through Meaningful Community Engagement (EMCE). Together, the entities within CCHA work collaboratively to address health inequities in communities throughout South Carolina. PASOs helps build a stronger South Carolina by supporting Latino communities with education, advocacy, and leadership development. The recently created South Carolina Community Health Worker Institute was created to ensure well-trained and supported Community Health Workers are in our communities supporting greater access to health for all South Carolinians. CCHA approaches diversity and equity with community members at the center, creating solutions by the community and for the community through Equity through Meaningful Community Engagement (EMCE).
For too long, the perspectives of individuals who are most impacted have been missing from conversations about their own health and well-being. The most lasting health solutions are produced by the alignment of services and resources. The Center for Community Health Alignment provides support to organizations and communities in pursuit of improved health and increased equity. As you explore our website, we invite you the opportunity to get to know us, who we are and what we do.
News & Updates
National Association for Community Health Workers: Recommendations for Federal and State COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Equity
October 12, 2022 Communities and organizations across the country have been critical partners for local, state, and national COVID-19 initiatives,...
FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces American Rescue Plan’s Historic Investments in Community Health Workforce
Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is awarding $225 million in American Rescue Plan funds to train over 13,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs)....
When Bupe Sinkala was diagnosed with HIV, she didn't know what to do. She was planning her wedding – and decided not to tell her fiancé at...
Our very own Lillie Fox recently had the pleasure of supporting a diaper tour at the Chesterfield Family YMCA . In collaboration with Molina Healthcare, the event supported 50 local moms. Each family received a diaper bag, diapers, and wipes. It’s important that ALL families have equitable access to diapers and diapering supplies for the health of our children. We’re proud to partner with organizations across the state that understand the importance of such equitable access. #chws #communityhealthworkers #southcarolina #diapers #healthequity
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project está contratando en Saluda, Carolina del Sur. Por favor llame al 843-768-9518 para más información. East Coast Migrant Head Start is hiring in Saluda, South Carolina. Please call 843-768-9518 for more information. #eastcoast #southcarolina #hiring #headstart #carolinadelsur #carolina