Community Health Worker Program
Mid was awarded a grant as part of the 2015-2017 Minority Health Initiative Project in Buffalo, Dawson, Kearney, Phelps, and Webster counties for the period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017.
Mid will employ full-time Community Health Workers that will focus on increasing linkages between health systems and community resources for minorities to promote healthier lifestyles. The grant will specifically target minorities who are obese and likely have comorbidity of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The Community Health Workers will be traveling between the five county area, working with Head Start, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs, Mid’s Immunization Clinic, the Help Care Clinic in Kearney, Plum Creek Medical Group in Lexington; and other community partners.
This grant is a great addition to our Dental Care Community Health Worker and will help us better meet the needs of the underserved populations.
Contact information: (308) 865-5675
For information about the State of Nebraska Medicaid Managed Care plans click here: State of Nebraska Medicaid