Nonprofit aims to improve health care in Alabama communities

Alabama

alabama map

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A global nonprofit that works to improve health care is planning a new initiative in Alabama.

Al.com reports that Partners in Health is hiring 40 healthcare workers in Alabama to work in low-income communities. The effort is a part of a $21 million pilot investment in the U.S. to build the capacity of public health departments, as well as mentor healthcare workers who are from the communities they serve.

Al.com reports that the initiative aims to address social issues, like nutrition and housing, that lead to poor health outcomes.

Partners in Health is now working with Alabama Department of Public Health and the city of Montgomery on a vaccine outreach campaign.

(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

10/28/2021 7:33:19 AM (GMT -5:00)

Categories: Alabama News, Archives, Local News