Start Date

19-5-2012 10:45 AM

End Date

19-5-2012 11:00 AM

Description

Project Overview: This project is funded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Local Funding Partnerships Annual Program in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve the health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.Philadelphia currently confronts an unprecedented employment crisis. InSouth Philadelphia, the unemployment rate is 35%. Those who are unemployed present with multiple health problems that are barriers to retaining jobs and achieving economic stability.

The Career Support Network was conceived to help underserved, newly-employed adults to overcome these barriers and succeed in long-term careers. It will accomplish this mission by creating an integrated, one-stop center that weaves together occupational counseling, job training, peer support, and mental and physical health services.

Project Objectives: The goal of the CSN is to enable vulnerable adults with limited skills, physical and/or behavioral health problems to become independent and productive members of the community through retaining sustainable jobs. Objectives to meet these goals focus on: 1) increasing healthy lifestyle behaviors related to chronic disease prevention and/or management among program participants, 2) improving chronic disease self-management such as diabetes and hypertension, asthma, and arthritis, among program participants, and 3) assisting participants in developing skills and obtaining the supports necessary for independent productive living and job retention.

Expected Outcomes: Vulnerable adults who participate in the CSN will: 1) demonstrate improved physical, mental and behavioral health through improved knowledge, skills and self-efficacy in managing chronic health conditions, practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors, and managing life and work-related stresses; 2) be employed in jobs that pay family-sustaining wages for a minimum of one year, and for those participants with a chronic disease, the absenteeism rate, due to personal illness, will be no more than 6 per year, and 3) experience a reduction in criminal recidivism rates among ex-offenders participating in the Network.

Learning Objectives: Participants attending this session will be able to:

1. Organize an approach to providing chronic disease management/ prevention and work enhancement programs in a workforce development and jobs program utilizing an interdisciplinary team

2. Apply a methodology of engaging community organizations and funders to address job retention

3 Identify the challenges of incorporating chronic disease management/ prevention and work enhancement programs in a workforce development and jobs program utilizing an interdisciplinary team

 
May 19th, 10:45 AM May 19th, 11:00 AM

Career Support Network

Project Overview: This project is funded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Local Funding Partnerships Annual Program in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve the health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.Philadelphia currently confronts an unprecedented employment crisis. InSouth Philadelphia, the unemployment rate is 35%. Those who are unemployed present with multiple health problems that are barriers to retaining jobs and achieving economic stability.

The Career Support Network was conceived to help underserved, newly-employed adults to overcome these barriers and succeed in long-term careers. It will accomplish this mission by creating an integrated, one-stop center that weaves together occupational counseling, job training, peer support, and mental and physical health services.

Project Objectives: The goal of the CSN is to enable vulnerable adults with limited skills, physical and/or behavioral health problems to become independent and productive members of the community through retaining sustainable jobs. Objectives to meet these goals focus on: 1) increasing healthy lifestyle behaviors related to chronic disease prevention and/or management among program participants, 2) improving chronic disease self-management such as diabetes and hypertension, asthma, and arthritis, among program participants, and 3) assisting participants in developing skills and obtaining the supports necessary for independent productive living and job retention.

Expected Outcomes: Vulnerable adults who participate in the CSN will: 1) demonstrate improved physical, mental and behavioral health through improved knowledge, skills and self-efficacy in managing chronic health conditions, practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors, and managing life and work-related stresses; 2) be employed in jobs that pay family-sustaining wages for a minimum of one year, and for those participants with a chronic disease, the absenteeism rate, due to personal illness, will be no more than 6 per year, and 3) experience a reduction in criminal recidivism rates among ex-offenders participating in the Network.

Learning Objectives: Participants attending this session will be able to:

1. Organize an approach to providing chronic disease management/ prevention and work enhancement programs in a workforce development and jobs program utilizing an interdisciplinary team

2. Apply a methodology of engaging community organizations and funders to address job retention

3 Identify the challenges of incorporating chronic disease management/ prevention and work enhancement programs in a workforce development and jobs program utilizing an interdisciplinary team