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Community Health Worker Stroke Prevention Program Celebrates First Class of Graduates

The Community Health Worker Stroke Prevention program (CHW), led by Dr. Olajide Williams, celebrated its first class of graduates this week at the CUMC Faculty Club.  CHW empowers communities to combat stroke by training local residents to serve as health advocates in their communities and at faith-based organizations, with the overall goal of improving stroke outcomes and lowering the prevalence of stroke and related risk factors.  Based at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute's Wellness Center, on the ground floor of the Jerome Greene Science building on Columbia University's new Manhattanville campus, which Dr Williams co-directs, the CHW program is part of Dr. Williams’ InTOuCH initiative, a community-based stroke prevention program funded through the Office of the President of Columbia University, and supported by the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative (CTNI).