City to Train and Employ 300 Community Health Workers

support-2355701_1920 - pixabay - 6.8.20Baltimore Health Corps pilot program to employ residents to help reach and provide support to underserved communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Baltimore City and its partners have raised $9 million of the $12 million desired to fund the program.

Baltimore Fishbowl reports:

The city will train 300 residents to help in the response to COVID-19, employing them to conduct contact tracing and serve as care coordinators and community health workers under a pilot program called Baltimore Health Corps, officials announced.

“All 300-plus members of the Baltimore Health Corps will receive a living wage and a stipend for health insurance to serve as full-time, trusted contact tracers and care coordinators in our communities,” he [Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young] said.

For more information:

City creates Baltimore Health Corps to train and deploy 300 health care workers (Baltimore Fishbowl)