Covid-19 Disparities Grant

 In 2022, The Central Family Life Center (CFLC) joined the Health Department in its endeavor to organize the COVID-19 Disparities Grant (CDG). Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) works with the Health Department to implement programs that educate and protect the health of New Yorkers. Alongside the Fund of Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) and under the direction of the COVID-19 Disparities Grant Program Manager, our mission as Community Health Workers is to reach out to the locality by conducting in-person listening sessions to gather information in the effort to help the community recover from COVID-19. These listening sessions are organized at neighborhood events, pop-ups, and places of worship, as well as on social media, and virtual outlets. No matter the source, it is all devised to engage and provide residents with much-needed resources.

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Building upon our multi-year efforts through Test and Trace (T2) since the start of the pandemic, CFLC was awarded the COVID-19 Disparities Grant (CDG). CDG is one of the new initiatives under the Public Health Corps, a citywide effort led by DOHMH and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. 

Through CDG, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), in partnership with the Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNYC), provides support to CFLC use our CHW staff to support local coordination of COVID-19 response and recovery, identify existing and needed resources in their neighborhood, help residents navigate towards these resources, refer residents to clinic-based care as appropriate, foster collaboration among key groups and services, and identify opportunities for advocacy to address racial inequities. 

Our strategies include, but are not limited to, social media, community events, street outreach, partner engagement efforts, and educational sessions. 

The goal of the COVID-19 Disparities Grant (CDG) is to increase access to COVID-19 services, improve overall health outcomes, and address the social needs of the neighborhoods!

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Resource Referrals Provided

  • Child Care & Health Planning

  • Dental, Hearing and Vision

  • Education

  • Employment

  • Exercise and Recreation

  • Family Planning and Pregnancy

  • Financial Stability

  • Food and Nutrition

  • Free and Low-Cost Goods

  • Healthcare Supplies

  • Helpful Websites and Technology

  • Home and Environmental Health

  • Hotlines and Helplines

  • Housing

  • Immigrant Support

  • Independent Living

  • Legal Assistance

  • Mental Health

  • Personal Safety

  • Substance Use

  • Transportation