Magnolia Medical Foundation

1230 Raymond Road, Box 600 Jackson, MS 39204

With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, NCHH has funded two rounds of Healthy Homes Workforce Development Mini-Grants, with applications open during late 2017 and spring 2018. These mini-grants help communities develop their workforce capacity to offer home-visiting services related to healthy homes, and to build a pool of trained community health workers (CHWs) trained in the healthy homes principles.
Magnolia Medical Foundation (MMF) is a community-based organization that provides preventive health services to high-risk and underserved individuals and communities across Mississippi. MMF’s vision is to serve as a quality and assurance resource that addresses social and environmental determinants of health.
MMF recognizes that there is a need for a more targeted approach to building healthy homes in Mississippi. As a current 2018 mini-grantee, MMF will aid Mississippi’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to integrate healthy homes education and home visits into the scope of services for their CHWs. As a result, CHWs will add an additional layer of health education to the medical care and social services that communities need.
MMF will conduct four “lunch and learn” meetings for CHWs and health center administrators in Mississippi-based FQHCs about (1) the importance of integrating healthy homes as a service of their organization, (2) the roles of CHWs in delivery of healthy homes services, and (3) how to incorporate the services into their organization. These meetings will be used as the first step in a series of activities focused on integrating healthy homes services provided by CHWs into the services provided by FQHCs, with reporting from the four meetings serving as the guiding document for the next steps in the process of integrating healthy homes services in FQHCs.

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