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The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Minimizing novel Coronavirus exposure at small businesses with community health workers

The goal of this project is to mitigate the occurrence of COVID-19 infections in El Paso by minimizing the chance of novel coronavirus exposure at small businesses and micro enterprises. To accomplish this goal, the project will implement a Community Health Worker (CHW) driven work safer program with small businesses in El Paso, helping them implement recommended safeguards for their industry. CHWs will also inform and empower these small businesses to support contact tracing to reduce the chances of exposure among their employees and customers. The program will include safeguard assessments conducted by the CHWs to identify and address issues that businesses have experienced related to the prevention of COVID-19. These assessments will provide valuable information to improve work safer protocols available to small businesses in El Paso.

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Dr. Louis Brown, Principal Investigator