The Lay Health Promoter (LHP) program was initiated in 1994 to promote wellness by empowering community volunteers with health knowledge which in turn they impart to others. This innovative, award-winning program recognizes that lack of health knowledge leads to chronic illness, life-threatening complications and unnecessary, early death and seeks to help people take greater control over their health and their lives.
The LHP program focuses on prevention of disease and complications related to chronic illness, recognition of early warning signs of illness, and accessing and navigating resources that are available for the low-income and the uninsured. The course is 40 instructional hours (over 10 weeks), and is offered in English & Spanish without charge.
The program is hosted in partnership with various churches and community centers throughout the Richmond Metropolitan Area. Additionally, two classes are taught a year to residents of the Richmond City Justice Center.
In its 20 year history the program has graduated more than 1,500 Lay Health Promoters who have provided more than 130,000 documented health education visits to their families, friends and neighbors resulting in many healthier lives!
For more information, please call 422-2600 ext. 130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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