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Photo of Dr. Jay PooleDr. Jay Poole (Social Work) received additional funding from the Annie Penn Community Trust for the project “Congregational Social Work Education Initiative (CSWEI) Expansion into Rockingham County (subcontract with Annie Penn/Cone Health).” This project will create a congregational nursing program in Rockingham County, provide two paid congregational nurses to work with Hispanic and homeless residents and connect these individuals to existing primary medical homes. In doing so, it will expand access to care by creating established pathways that members of vulnerable populations within a rural county can use to access affordable medical care. It will also strengthen the safety net by increasing collaboration between safety net organizations across the county as it will utilize and expand a shared eligibility and enrollment process. The abstract further notes that the Congregational Social Work Education Initiative will be a partner in this project and social work students from UNCG and NC A&T will be involved in this community-engaged effort.

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