CHAMPS Community Health Worker Program

Mount Zion Human Services and Community Development Corporation has some great news! We now have Certified Application Counselors working on our team!

Introducing the CHAMPS program! With the support of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, Mount Zion Human Services and Community Development Corporation (MZHSCDC) can now provide the community “Care toward Health Access with Management that is Personal” (CHAMPS).

Carlos Bailey “Super Cat”, Minister Kelly Sims, and Yvette Reed have officially completed their federal training program and are now Certified Application Counselors. This means that they are qualified to assist the community with obtaining health insurance options and coverage under the Affordable Care Act – referred to as Obama Care. Lolita Dash-Pitts is also a certified Community Health Worker.

One of the reasons why Mount Zion Human Services is providing this service is because many folks in our community are not aware of the affordable health care options available to us – and how inexpensive some of these plans are with the federal subsidy reductions available to qualified individuals. Yes, some individuals can obtain health care coverage at the same cost as a cell phone plan!

It is very important that you reach out to Carlos, Yvette, Lolita and Kelly so that either can help you by providing information on coverage options, help you select a plan that fits your and your family’s needs, or finally enroll you in a plan that fits your needs and your budget.

We are very close to the important date of November 1 – when Open Enrollment begins. We need to get started soon as the deadline for completing applications is January 31, 2017.

There is some very good news to share about the many options available to us today. We now have some great alternatives to visiting the emergency room for sickness and other needs. Call us or email us today and let’s start talking about protecting your health and feeling great about it!

Meet our team, our mission, and our fight for you!

Carlos Bailey:; 813.369.1603

Yvette Reed:; 727.327.5470

Lolita Dash-Pitts:; 727.804.2868

Kelly Sims:; 727.822.0443

MZHSCDC is a Federally Certified Designated Organization with Certified Application Counselors. Our address is:

Mount Zion C.A.R.E. Building: 1906 9th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Hours: By Appointment

Selecting a Health Care Plan from the Marketplace is Easy…Reach out to One of our Community Health Workers Today for Assistance!

How Marketplace works

Links to some helpful documents, brochures, and Privacy Policies:

PRIVACY STATEMENT certified_application_counselor_program MZHSCDC

Community Health Worker Privacy & Confidential Information Policy

Consent Form 10.12.16





CHAMPS supported by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg


CHAMPS Partner Organizations


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