Rural Health Projects/Northwest Area Health Education Center

Award / $25,000

Priority / Health for the Underserved

Location / Garfield, Grant and Alfalfa Counties in rural Northwest OK

Grant Summary

The Tri-CHIO with Rural Health Projects, Inc. as the fiscal agent, proposes to hire and train a half-time (20 hours per week) Community Health Worker (CHW) from and for the Micronesian population in Grant, Garfield, and Alfalfa Counties in rural Northwest Oklahoma. The CHW will serve as a liaison between health care and the Micronesian population to reduce language and cultural barriers. The CHW will also provide educational sessions about chronic conditions and other health topics to increase knowledge about these topics.