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).

About Us

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.

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The Center for Community Health Alignment

2 days 19 hours ago

Whitney Davis grew up in Hartsville, SC, where she graduated from Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology in 2004. Following high school, Whitney attended Coastal Carolina University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science of Political Science and a minor in communications in 2008. Whitney previously worked with Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Chesterfield, SC where she gained experience with youth, reproductive health education, contraceptive use, and planned and unplanned pregnancies. Whitney is currently a member of the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health Community Health Worker Ambassador Program and a graduate of the 2019-2020

The Center for Community Health Alignment

3 days 15 hours ago

For Immediate Release Southeast Community Health Worker Network Awards $100,000 in Grants to Build Workforce in Five States Columbia, SC --The The Center for Community Health Alignment (CCHA), at the Arnold School of Public Health at South Carolina , has identified the recipients of the 2022 Southeast Community Health Worker Network Collaborative Grant. Made possible by funding through the Johnson & Johnson 'Our Race to Health Equity' Initiative, five Community Health Worker (CHW) organizations across the Southeast will each receive $20,000, along with the opportunity to participate in peer learning and support as they strengthen the CHW workforce in their

The Center for Community Health Alignment

3 days 19 hours ago

Welvista helps uninsured and underserved South Carolinians by bridging the access to essential health services and reducing long-term costs of health care. They seek a South Carolina where people do not have to choose between medication or food. They partner with pharmaceutical companies that donate brand name medications and provide free prescription medication for the uninsured. Welvista #CHW #CommunityHealthWorker #communityhealth #equity #socialdeterminantsofhealth #publichealth

PASOs

2 days 9 hours ago

¡Se Buscan Participantes! El Departamento estará conduciendo un estudio para explorar cómo los Hispanos y Latinos utilizan las áreas naturales y cómo se involucran en actividades al aire libre. La participación toma 10 minutos. Si usted o alguien que conoce está interesado en participar, se le pedirá que llene una encuesta. El vínculo se puede encontrar en el folleto anexo. Los participantes deben a) identificarse como Hispano, Latino, Latina, o Latinex; b) vivir en Carolina del Sur; y c) ser mayores de 18 años. Solo una persona por hogar es elegible. Quienes participen en la encuesta entrarán en un sorteo

PASOs

2 days 13 hours ago

Publicación en español establecida por más de 13 años, el periódico El Informador Newspaper, está buscando un(a) periodista bilingüe con al menos 2 años de experiencia en la sala de redacción con pasión por el periodismo independiente y conocimiento de la América multicultural. Las responsabilidades incluyen la redacción de noticias originales, edición de textos, redacción de titulares, traducciones y la difusión del contenido generado en las redes sociales. El candidato(a) le reporta al Editor en Jefe. Práctico entorno de trabajo híbrido remoto/oficina. Para aplicar puede mandar su curriculum/resume a pedro@elinformador.us o solicitar a través del enlace de LinkedIn o Facebook

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