Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Chooses 11 Community-Based Organizations to Employ Chicago Community Health Response Corps

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The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership  (The Partnership) announced the 11 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that will serve as local employers for the City of Chicago’s Community Health Response Corps (Response Corps). Through a competitive process, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) awarded a grant of $19.2 million to The Partnership to serve as the Corps’ lead coordinating organization. The new Response Corps will leverage the expertise and infrastructure CDPH and its partners built for the COVID-19 emergency response – with a focus now on promoting overall health, resilience, and well-being. The Response Corps will have an expanded scope to help residents access reliable information, recovery supports such as economic and social programs and services, and specific health resources. Its emphasis will be on chronic disease prevention and community health outreach, health literacy, and resource navigation, complementing CDPH’s strategic plan, Healthy Chicago 2025. The 11 CBOs competitively selected to serve as the local employers of up to 150 Corps-member community health workers and supervisor are listed below:

1. Alliance Care 360 (formerly Brothers Health Collective)

2. Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC)

3. Centers for New Horizons (CNH)

4. Central States SER (CSS)

5. Greater West Town Project (GWTP)

6. Habilitative Services, Inc. (HSI)

7. KLEO Center

8. Phalanx Family Services

9. Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC)

10. SGA Youth and Family Services

11. The Resurrection Project (TRP)

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