ELC Community Program
Making an impact against the COVID-19 Pandemic
What is ELC? The Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) Program, funded by the CDC Foundation, provides hundreds of millions each year to all 50 states, several cities, and U.S. territories and affiliates to detect, respond to, control, and prevent infectious diseases.

As a regional grantee of the ELC grant, CJFHC funds Community Based Organizations (CBOs) with mini-grants, to develop and implement effective health communication & community engagement strategies to respond to the COVID-19 disease needs of vulnerable populations in the central region.

Visit our webpage to learn more!
ELC Community Based Organizations
ELC In The Community
Check out what's happening with the ELC Community-Based Organizations since February!
RCHP - Affordable Housing Corp., "Global Grace Health/Be The Change"
Since February, RCHP hosted various COVID vaccination events and wrap around services, such a providing food to the community. This picture shows Global Grace Health/Be the Change Community Health Workers in action at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. The CHW’s provided leadership activities and COVID health education for homeless youth aged 10 - 17. 

For a short documentary of their work in action, click here!
Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund
In March, LALDEF partnered with Grant Elementary School to provide children & families with COVID education and vaccinations. Featured here are all of LALDEF's Community Health Workers in red, with Miranda Christ, LALDEF's Director of Development, Medji Jean, ELC Program Manager at CJFHC and Cecy Weeast, LALDEF's Executive Director.

Click here to learn more about LALDEF!
Greenway Family Success Center
This February, Greenway FSC hosted a successful Diaper Distribution, COVID and Resource Fair, with partners CJFHC and Citizen Action - with their Middlesex County Eviction Prevention Specialist.

To learn more about Greenway FSC click here!
Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton
This past March, CCDOT conducted vaccine clinics for vulnerable populations. Here we see Lauren DeVries, LPN giving a vaccine to a community member.

To learn more about CCDOT click here!
Bayway Family Success Center
This February, Bayway FSC had a successful collaboration/outreach event with E-Port Community Center. Families and seniors received info flyers, calendars, P.P.E. items and COVID-19 educational material.

Click here for more information on Bayway FSC!
Resource Corner

For more information email: Awatson@cjfhc.org
Black Maternal Health Week: 4/11 - 4/15
In observance of the 5th Annual Black Maternal Health Week, CJFHC has put together an interactive panel discussion on doulas - helping families determine if a doula would be an added benefit to their birth plans and how to access one.

To register click here!
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