Sen. Brown meets with local family to talk health care

Mansfield News Journal

Brittney Eddington told U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown she was blessed with the help she's received from a local health care program during the senator's visit to her home Friday.

Eddington and her 1-year-old daughter, la'Nya Davis, use services offered through the Mansfield Community Health Access Project. Community health workers make in-home visits to families using project services and help connect patients to local resources for nutrition, housing, employment and education. The program also aims to tackle disparities such as preterm birth and infant mortality.

The project has been implemented in other cities such as Toledo and Dayton, and Brown said the project has led to improved outcomes in Mansfield and other cities.

"One of the great things about CHAP is that it has found a way to deal with infant mortality," Brown said.

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