MOLINE — Caroline Granja has been named a bilingual community health advocate from UnityPoint Health-Trinity for Moline's Floreciente Neighborhood.
The position, partially funded through a new grant from nonprofit organization Global Communities, will help advance health and wellness while offering a continuum of care for Floreciente residents.
Granja graduated last year from Black Hawk College's Certified Nursing Assistant program. Working a flexible 16-hour week, she will meet with people in their homes or community partner organizations.
Residents will have access to services such as health assessments, blood pressure screenings, health education, referrals to health care providers, community resources, and help with appointments for health care, insurance or other benefits.
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Granja will work with Trinity’s Parish Nurse Manager Linda Guebert who has 41 years of nursing experience. Guebert will be the initial point of contact Floreciente residents at (309) 779-5122.
The new initiative is part of Trinity’s Community Health Improvement Plan for 2019-2021. The Floreciente Neighborhood encompasses about 1,300 people and 392 households, reaching from Rock Island's eastern border to 12th Street and from the Mississippi River to 8th Avenue.
The Global Communities program in Moline engages Floreciente residents to reinvigorate the historic neighborhood and improve their quality of life.