Posts Tagged ‘Tonya Elkins’

School of Nursing receives HRSA grant to train community health workers

January 17, 2023

Vanderbilt School of Nursing has received a $3 million Health Resources and Services Administration grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to create a training program, standardized set of competencies and certification for community health workers in Tennessee. The new initiative is in partnership with the Tennessee Community Health Worker Association and Rural Health Association of Tennessee. The Community Health Worker Training Program of Tennessee, which kicks off with informational sessions in early 2023, will train up to 90 people per year to help their communities.

VUSN Program Provides Health for New Moms in Rural Areas

December 1, 2014

Kylie is nearly 3 months old and has a head full of hair. Kylie’s mom, Tessa Hendrickson, 27, speaks shyly about her past—”I was in a bad way”—but she’s hopefully about the future. “I’m proud that I’ve come clean,” Ms. Hendrickson said of her recovery from drug abuse. “I was tired of the life I…

MIHOW program to add new sites

January 23, 2009

The Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) program will open two new sites in Nashville this spring. The new MIHOW sites are being founded with support from the Governor’s Office of Child Care Coordination, United Neighborhood Health Services and the Community Foundation. Catholic Charities sponsors another MIHOW program in Nashville, which primarily serves Spanish-speaking women.

MIHOW: Outreach Program Offers Kitchen Table Advice to New Moms

February 28, 2008

For the last 25 years, the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) program has proven that the best advice for pregnant women and new mothers often comes from other moms themselves. Begun in 1982 to improve birth outcomes, MIHOW brings laywomen from the local community into the homes of women who are economically disadvantaged and/or…