The agency supports our Community Voice program, which is a grassroots initiative designed to teach residents about issues related to black infant mortality. During the five-week session, the curriculum covers topics such as prenatal care, domestic violence, nutrition and parenting. After the five-week session, participants graduate and are deemed Lay Health Advisors for the program. As advisors, they spend the next six months discussing the program in the community at churches, barbershops, beauty salons and other places.
The agency supports our community outreach educational programs that are provided to the general public and health professionals at schools, community clinics, and other community locations in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties. Presentations address sickle cell trait, and sickle cell disease in pediatric and adult population.
The funding supports our programs to improve the quality of life for Haitian-American individuals with sickle cell disease/trait and their families in Palm Beach County by providing community education, outreach and case management services.