Community Health Support

Mon Valley Community Health Worker

WHE offers free support for family’s health concerns, especially concerning asthma and air quality in the Mon Valley communities of Clairton, Duquesne and McKeesport.  Our team provides help with:

  • Controlling your asthma systems
  • Understanding your provider’s treatment plan
  • Identifying barriers to treatment, like cost or insurance
  • Connecting you with community services and resources
  • Coordinating activities of your asthma care team
  • Protecting your family by advocating for change

Ask yourself these questions:
  • Is your family affected by asthma?
  • Do you have concerns about lead exposure?
  • Are you worried about the effects of air quality?
  • Are you interested in learning more about creating a healthy home?
  • Do you need help getting connected to community resources?

Germaine Gooden-Patterson

WHE's Community Health Worker

If you said ‘yes,’ then it’s time to contact Germaine Gooden-Patterson, WHE’s Community Health Worker.

Germaine provides families in the Clairton, Duquesne and McKeesport communities with support and resources. Germaine is here to provide FREE help for you in our community.

CEDCC Office Hours:

By Appointment Only

Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 2:30pm 

282 St. Clair Avenue
Clairton, PA 15025

For more information, contact Germaine at

Join us for the:

2022 Healthy Schools PA Summit

Where and When? December 9, 2022 Virtual

8:30am– Welcome from Phil Johnson, Heinz Foundation on the Healthy Schools PA State of the Schools Report 

9:00-10:00am: First Keynote speaker: former Climate Advisor to the Obama Administration and Activist, Molly Kawahata

10:00-11:00am Panel — Teaching Hope to the Next Generation of Climate Leaders in the School Environment  

11:00-11:15am: Break 

11:15-12:15pm – Second Keynote Speaker: Research Scientist and Deputy Indoor Environment Group Leader in Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division at Lawrence: Dr. Rengie Chan

12:15 – 12:45 pm: Break for lunch 

12:45– 1:15 pm: Expert presentation on what it takes to promote and protect healthy school environments across PA

1:15 – 2:30 pm – Learning from Experts and Innovators’ Award-Winning Initiatives in School Environmental Health featuring PA Green Ribbon Schools.

2:30pm– Close with final remarks from Healthy Schools PA Program Manager, Shannon Meyers 

Join Us!

Together, we can ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children and those who devote their lives to shaping them into the next generation of leaders. Join engaging panel discussions among community leaders, policymakers, advocates, scientists and families from across our region, state and nation for the Healthy Schools Pennsylvania Summit on December 9, 2022.

Register for this free, virtual event using the link below: