MCHD observing Community Health Improvement Week

June 8, 2022

MCHD observing Community Health Improvement Week

MOBILE, Alabama — The Mobile County Health Department is currently observing Community Health Improvement Week. The theme this year is “Bridging the Gap for Community Health.”

Much of the focus in on the efforts of our Community Health Workers (CHW). They are trained public health workers who serve as a bridge between communities, health care systems, and public health departments.

Scheduled for today is a special episode of Wellness Wednesday at 1 p.m. on MCHD’s various social media outlets. The topic is “We are your Community Connection.” Speaking for the program will be Tiffany Taylor, Program Administrative Support Specialist for the MCHD Community Health Worker program.

On Thursday, the daily theme will be “Community Efforts to Stop the Violence.” The CHWs will be visiting MCHD locations to distribute orange ribbons. These ribbons are to be worn as a symbol for gun violence prevention and awareness.

On Friday, the daily theme will be “Crossing Paths with our Community Health Workers.” A crossword puzzle will be sent to all MCHD employees. Those who successfully complete the puzzle and send it back to Ms. Taylor will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

To learn more about the CHW program, contact Tokie Dunn – the Director of MCHD’s Community Prevention Programs – at 251-690-7525.