UAII CHW Outreach Initiative

Addressing Native American Health Disparities

On September 3rd, 2021, United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII), which for the last 47 years has provided human and health services for American Indian/Alaskan Native families in the County of Los Angeles and Orange County, announced that it has been selected to receive a $1 million per year grant for the next three (3) years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Through this funding, United American Indian Involvement, Inc. will train and deploy community health workers through its new UAII Community Health Worker Outreach Initiative. The goal of the UAII CHW Outreach Initiative is to address disparities in access for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) to COVID-19 response services, including vaccinations, testing, contact tracing, and PPE, as well as promote health literacy for preventive measures and early detection of disease. UAII Community Health Workers will also serve as a member of our integrated health team connecting the Indigenous community with UAII health and human services and linkages to partner organization services.

Interested in learning more about this initiative? Contact Brandon Silva the Community Health Worker Outreach Initiative Supervisor at bsilva@uaii.org.

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As members of our integrated health team, UAII Community Health Outreach Workers (CHWS) will work to improve health outcomes and address the factors that contribute to the social determinants of health which put AI/ANs at a disproportionate risk for contracting COVID-19. You will ensure that messaging regarding Coronavirus, COVID-19, and COVID-19 vaccination is delivered in an efficient, effective, and culturally appropriate manner.

The UAII CHWs will also educate the public on UAII’s integrated health and human services, recruiting eligible individuals and assisting in the registration process when applicable. UAII Community Health Outreach Workers will also work with AI/AN community members using a case-management approach, assisting community members in 1-on-1 appointments to find and utilize needed health and human services. UAII CHWS will be crucial in promoting linkages, establishing referrals to partner programs and services when applicable, and following up to ensure clients have received all necessary resources.

Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma, Case Management Experience, Outreach Experience, Data Entry Experience, Access to Private Transportation, plus more (see all requirements in job posting)