BLFM CHWs in the National Spotlight

posted Nov 25, 2016, 1:21 PM by Blh Webber   [ updated Nov 25, 2016, 1:21 PM ]
On Thursday, November 17th Chairman Dr. Doug Reich and members of the Department of Family Medicine joined representatives from 1199 Training and Education Fund, 1199SEIU, LaGuardia Community College, and NYC Department of Small Businesses to meet with the Assistant Secretary for the Department of Labor to announce a joint Community Health Worker Apprenticeship program.  This is a unique program that combines in the classroom learning with on the job training within the burgeoning field of community health.  Upon the pilot class's completion the program will be spread across the country, creating jobs for healthcare workers as they work to educate and improve health outcomes of patients across America.  

Congratulations to the team on their excellent work and achievement!