Our outreach program is designed to assist Westmoreland County residents, 18 years and older, who are experiencing challenges in daily living due to instability in several areas of life that impact overall health and wellness.
We will work with you to develop an inclusive social determinants plan with goals and action steps to prioritize your needs.
This program is voluntary, and you may terminate your services at any time.
The Community Health Worker Program is committed to utilizing a holistic approach in assisting adults to address emergent needs in order to experience a healthy, recovery-focused lifestyle. Our Community Health Workers will partner with you and the local community to ensure your Social Determinants of Health needs are addressed.
Social Determinants of Health needs consist of childcare, clothing, food, finances, education, employment, housing, healthcare, transportation, and utilities. Our Community Health Workers will aid you in determining which of these needs are creating barriers with your personal health and well-being and assist you in finding resources to improve your current life situation.
Our outreach program promotes “boots on the ground” meaning that our Community Health Workers will come to your location to service you in meeting your Social Determinants of Health needs. We will assist in bridging the gaps between needs and resources.
Employment and Education Community Health Worker Program
The Employment and Education Community Health Worker assists individuals with behavioral health needs discover avenues of self-sufficiency that lead to a path of overall wellness.
A sufficient income and quality education alleviates Social Determinants of Health barriers. These factors include childcare, clothing, food, finances, housing, healthcare, transportation, and utilities.
With support, you can find meaningful employment and educational opportunities to assist in alleviating the emergent needs from life circumstances, so you are able to remain living in your community while positively impacting your overall wellness.
Our Employment and Education Community Health Worker program focuses on providing behavioral health participants supportive services with an individualized action plan to overcome employment and education disparities.
- Providing short term supportive employment services to adults living with mental illness.
- Connecting you to valuable community partners and established programs with guidance and assistance.
- Identifying the barriers that are preventing you from reaching your employment and education goals.
Eligible participants in the community health worker programs must meet all criteria to receive services:
- Resident of Westmoreland County who is experiencing challenges due to instability in several areas of life that impact overall health and wellness.
- Meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years.
- Have an active, open case with RIHS’ Community Health Worker Program.
- Complete the Social Determinants of Health Needs Assessment.
- Develop a goal-based plan and action steps to prioritize your needs.
Ideal participants are those who wish to succeed beyond their current situation.
*This program is voluntary, and you may terminate your services at any time.
Referrals can be made by an individual, family member, provider, hospital, school, community member, church, treatment center, or any other referral source.
To make a referral, call the RIHS office at 724-836-6215.