Epidemiology Laboratory Capacity Program

The Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) Program, funded by the CDC Foundation, provides hundreds of millions each year to all 50 states, several cities, and U.S. territories and affiliates to detect, respond to, control, and prevent infectious diseases.

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium-Regional Grantee

As a regional grantee of the ELC grant, CJFHC funds Community Based Organizations (CBOs) with mini-grants, to develop and implement effective health communication & community engagement strategies to respond to the COVID-19 disease needs of vulnerable populations in the central region.

The ELC scope of work is prioritized under the umbrella of the Colette Lamothe-Galette Community Health Worker (CLG-CHW) Institute. The CLG-CHW Institute is an apprenticeship training program for community health workers, critical personnel and allies needed on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. The CLG-CHW Institute was established by the New Jersey Department of Health in honor of Colette Lamothe-Galette, who dedicated her life’s work to eliminating health disparities and addressing health equity. In April 2020, Colette lost her life to COVID-19 complications. To learn more about Colette Lamothe-Galette and her work, click here.

ELC Grantees At Work In The Community

Additional Resources

Click on the following links for additional COVID-19 information and resources.