Nov 04 2019

CDC Recognizes Wellness Coalition Diabetes Programs

By |2019-11-04T11:57:11-06:00November 4th, 2019|

The Wellness Coalition has been recognized by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its diabetes prevention and self-management programs. CDC provides recognition for organizations that deliver evidence-based type 2 diabetes prevention programs in communities across the United States. Such programs have agreed to use a CDC-approved curriculum that meets the duration, intensity, [...]

Oct 18 2019

Body & Soul: A Celebration of Healthy Eating and Living

By |2019-10-18T14:08:18-05:00October 18th, 2019|

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans have a higher chance of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health concerns than other races. These health concerns, if not managed, can shorten life span. In the River Region, there has been an increasing need to expand opportunities for positive health behaviors and [...]

Sep 25 2019

Addressing the Health Concerns of People Experiencing Homelessness

By |2019-09-25T13:19:02-05:00September 25th, 2019|

Family Promise and Friendship Mission, Inc. are non-profit organizations in Montgomery that provide shelter services for people who experience homelessness. In 2019, these organizations renewed their commitment as REACH partners and sent several new case managers to The Wellness Coalition’s February 2019 Community Health Worker training. Since that training, these organizations have been providing [...]

Apr 02 2019

The Wellness Coalition Announces $3.9 Million Community Grant and 20 Years of Service

By |2019-04-02T08:53:08-05:00April 2nd, 2019|

The Wellness Coalition (TWC) is celebrating 20 years of service to the River Region in 2019. In conjunction with this milestone, TWC is launching new programs to improve the health and wellness of residents in Montgomery, Lowndes, and Macon counties as part of a 5-year $3.9 million cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control [...]

Aug 28 2018

Community Health Workers: Legacies and What the Future Holds

By |2018-08-28T12:42:00-05:00August 28th, 2018|

One of the many legacies of the REACH program is the development of Community Health Worker (CHW) training by The Wellness Coalition (TWC) and the widespread adoption by many River Region nonprofit organizations of the skills and strategies shared in that training. As REACH partners, 15 non-profit organizations used CHW training to meet the goal [...]

Jun 13 2018

Growing Network of Community Health Workers Changing Health Outcomes in Alabama

By |2018-06-13T11:03:40-05:00June 13th, 2018|

The Wellness Coalition (TWC), located in Montgomery, Alabama, has been expanding a network of nonprofit organizations with Community Health Workers (CHW) by teaching organizations how to provide healthcare access and support for people with little or no health insurance in Montgomery, Macon, and Lowndes counties. For many, access to healthcare services is limited due to [...]

Jul 10 2017

CAAC & the Impact of Community Health Worker Training

By |2017-10-17T13:31:27-05:00July 10th, 2017|

Yolanda Bean, ADRC supervisor at CAAC, puts Community Health Worker Training to use with her team. Through the work of the Central Alabama Aging Consortium (CAAC), people who are aging or who have disabilities in Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery counties can access health, education and social service resources to enhance their lives and [...]

Apr 05 2017

COSA Applies CHW Training to Enhance Client Services

By |2017-10-17T13:33:57-05:00April 5th, 2017|

Yvette Hester assists a COSA client using Community Health Worker skills The Wellness Coalition recently trained five staff members of the Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA) to become better acquainted with the risk factors for and the management of three chronic diseases: hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. The training also included skills to assist [...]

Mar 28 2017

Community Health Worker Spotlight: Young’s Mentoring

By |2017-10-17T13:29:12-05:00March 28th, 2017|

Through the REACH cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control, The Wellness Coalition now shares Community Health Worker Training with area nonprofit organizations interested in helping their clients to be healthier within the contexts of their lives. One such organization is Young’s Mentoring Program, run by Clarissa Young. Mrs. Young provides mentoring services at [...]