OVERVIEW: SC CTSI's Community Engagement (CE) group is building a new partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), which is piloting the Community Health Worker Place-Based Approach to Health (CHW PATH).
GOALS: This program identifies and sustains effective practices, interventions, and policies to address social determinants of health, reduce disparities, and improve health in historically under-resourced communities. Through this partnership, we will implement a “place-based’ approach to our work in South LA, where we have deep roots and which we believe will allow us to create more impactful and sustainable outcomes. Our work will center around the needs of residents in Nickerson Gardens Housing Project, which includes 156 buildings housing over 14,000 residents.
CURRENT STATUS: Together with HACLA, we have recently hired a Research Ambassador who is a community leader within Nickerson Gardens. Following ongoing formative work to better understand community needs around the COVID-19 pandemic, we will offer Community Listening Sessions, Our Community/Our Health-LA, Research 101 trainings and other health campaigns tailored to their needs during this crisis.