Health Equity

SVMC Holdings

2021 - $100,000

This grant will support St. Vincent’s Medical Center in hiring two community health workers to take part in a neighborhood health program to serve Bridgeport residents who are considered medically underserved. Community health workers will assess residents’ social needs – including housing, food, transportation, utilities, and personal safety – and address any needs they identify. They will also advocate on behalf of patients, help patients navigate the health care and social services systems, and provide information about COVID-19 vaccines. This funding is part of a grant initiative by the foundation to respond to COVID-19 by supporting community health workers in several cities throughout the state.