Community Health Worker
Phillip has been with IHN since March 2017. He currently serves as a community health worker with the Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) Program. Prior to joining IHN Phillip was an entrepreneur. He used his position in the community to reach and inspire and mentor youth of all ages. Offering them hope, inspiration and guidance. He takes an interest in the health and well-being of the youth in underserved communities.
As RE-LINK Community Health Worker, he aims to provide a collaborative public and community health and wellness model to serve disadvantaged re-entrants discharged from jail to the community ages 17-26. This model is to improve coordination and linkages among criminal justice, public health, social service, and private entities to address health care and health care access of community re-entrants; reduce health disparities experienced by the reentry and justice-involved population; increase access to needed public health, behavioral health, health care coverage, and social services; and ultimately reduce the likelihood of returning to jail. He has 10 years of firsthand experience as a Re- Entrant and community resource navigation.
Additionally, he is working towards his Associates in Human Services, Community Health Worker Certification, as well as a certificate of specialty in Addiction Studies with St. Louis Community College. He is a member of the National Honor Society. He currently holds Mental Health Crisis certification. He has volunteered with various youth organizations around the city of St. Louis.