Albion Health Care Alliance Neighborhood Health Visitors
Neighborhood Health Visitors Program for Greater Albion
This is a year-round activity that trains and deploys community volunteers to connect Albion area residents with health resources and begin Neighborhood organizations. Our Goal is to provide Albion area residents with 100% access to health care with zero disparities. We work to make sure that everyone in greater Albion has all the health related help that is available. We aim to visit all of Albion City, plus Albion and Sheridan Townships.
These services that are described in our Handout Brochures can:
As of May, 2015, weʼve made nearly 2000 door-to-door visits with the help of over 190 volunteers, and 38% are Albion College students! Trained college students are paired with local residents to form visiting teams. More Neighborhood Health Visitors are being recruited!
History: With the support of the Calhoun County Public Health Department and HCAP (Health Community Access Program), the Alliance has developed and managed the Neighborhood Visitor Program — a community outreach, peer education and referral program. Through this program, trained health visitors go door-to-door in their respective communities throughout Albion. The need for this program came about when local industries moved and our Trillium hospital closed suddenly. Access to and resources for health care were drastically affected. Our community came together to develop the “Albion Health Plan”. Our Neighborhood Health Visitors Program, as part of that plan, works to inform all in our Albion area about local services that are available to address their health needs.