Community Health Advocates
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department (SGCHD) Community Health Advocate program currently focuses on two identified health priorities:
- heart disease through non-intrusive blood pressure screenings and facilitating access to care through local healthcare partnerships
- mental health/substance abuse through working closely with a team from Jordan Valley Community Health Center Behavioral Health Clinic to assist opioid substance use patients receiving medical assisted treatment navigate community resources after stabilization.
Within both arms of the program, SGCHD utilizes frontline public health workers, who serve as trusted members of their community, to bridge gaps and reduce barriers to better health. Advocates strive to improve the lives of individuals in our community by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through outreach, education, social support and advocacy.
To receive your free blood pressure screening, make a referral or learn more about this program, please contact us at (417) 864-1432 or via email.
Meet our Community Health Advocates