Healthcare Network Receives Grant to Support Expanded COVID-19 Outreach in High-Risk and Underserved Communities

Naples, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2022) – Healthcare Network announced that it has received a grant from Collier County, to expand its COVID-19 outreach program. The grant is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is administered by Collier County’s Community and Human Services Division.

The three-year grant will provide nearly $300,000 to support the growth of the health center’s existing COVID-19 Response (Community Outreach) Team with six additional full-time community health workers. Throughout the pandemic, the multi-lingual response team has provided testing, vaccines and education through door-to-door outreach. When identified, the group has also helped families connect with local resources for physical and mental health, food and housing assistance. The funding and expanded team will enable the health center to establish outreach programs in underserved areas of Collier not yet receiving these resources including:

• Everglades City/Chokoloskee
• Golden Gate Estates/Orange Tree/Oil Well Road
• East Naples (Lely)
• Naples Manor/Bayshore/Shadowlawn
• North Naples

To learn more about Healthcare Network’s COVID-19 response in Collier County or for more information about joining the COVID-19 Response Team, visit

This grant is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $293,218. With 100% funding by HHS/CDC and Collier County Community and Human Services Division. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HHS/CDC or the U.S. Government.


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