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Highlighting the Community in Community Health

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The Weitzman COVID ECHO of October 14, 2020

Highlighting the Community in Community Health
Community Engagement Opportunities

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Highlighting the Community in Community Health

  1. 1. Highlighting the Community in Community Health: Community Engagement Opportunities October 14, 2020
  2. 2. CME Credit • Bridgeport Hospital Yale New Haven Health is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Bridgeport Hospital Yale New Haven Health designates this live activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the various activities. • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Bridgeport Hospital Yale New Haven Health and the Weitzman Institute. Bridgeport Hospital Yale New Haven Health is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. • The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME- defined commercial interest; therefore, no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is no potential for conflicts of interest.
  3. 3. Highlighting the Community in Community Health: Community Engagement Opportunities www.monohealth.com
  4. 4. COVID-19 in the United States 7,856,321 cases on 10/13/20 up from 7,500,964 cases on 10/7/20 215,251 deaths https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
  5. 5. Dr. Fauci • “I hope these numbers jolt the American public into the realization that we cannot let this happen…because it’s on a trajectory of getting worse and worse” • What to do? Same things as before: – Wear a mask – Social distance – Wash hands – Avoid large groups – Still try to do things OUTSIDE, rather than IN
  6. 6. Europe and the World also struggling… • In Czech Republic - 3 week partial lockdown – Shutting schools, bars, and clubs • In the Netherlands – a 4-week partial lockdown – Bars, restaurants, and cannabis cafes shut • The World: WHO - total number of cases each day – breaking records
  7. 7. News Headlines • Reinfections: Still very rare! – American man – 25 yo reinfected; more severe illness – Dutch woman dies after catching COVID-19 twice, the first reported reinfection death • 89, undergoing chemo. Confirmed as different strain
  8. 8. But there is still hope… • Lancet - “Living with the COVID-19 pandemic: act now with the tools we have” www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140- 6736(20)32117-6/fulltext • Strategic testing: Surveillance, contact tracing • Protect high risk (Nursing homes), HCWs • Common sense practices: limit gatherings, engage private sector • SUCCESSES: S Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, and Germany
  9. 9. Resources • Nuvance health ~1350 articles reviewed: https://spark.adobe.com/page/1V6bFed4v5tCO/ • CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2020/ • WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 • Johns Hopkins: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html • Others https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus https://covidactnow.org/
  10. 10. Who We Are • CHC site map/info slide 11 Locations Serving more than 145,000 patients in over 200 locations statewide • 15 CHC Site Locations • 3 Child Guidance Center’s of Southern CT • 180 School-Based Service Locations • 8 WhereverYou Are (WAY) Healthcare for the Homeless Service Locations
  11. 11. COVID-19: Impact on Connecticut Daily Number of New COVID-19 Cases in CT 12 Source: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid- data-tracker/#trends_dailytrendscases
  12. 12. State Partnerships 13
  13. 13. Community Stakeholder Collaborations • Regional COVID Task Forces with key community stakeholders • Governor’s office-coordinated weekly meetings with FQHCs and health departments 14
  14. 14. COVID-19 Testing Background • 10 testing locations and 3 mobile teams • To date: – 62,779 COVID-19 tests performed – 51,821 individuals reached – Of those, 35,906 (69%) are not CHCI patients
  15. 15. Building Community Partnerships • Cross-denominational work with faith-based organizations – Reaching vulnerable populations – Communicating, educating, and correcting misinformation through “trusted messengers” • Teamwork to offer multiple services at local events – Food distribution by school departments – PPE handed out by police officers – Testing by CHCI – Voter registration and CENSUS support 16
  16. 16. Building Community Partnerships • Reaching the elderly through regular testing at congregate living centers • Addressing needs of the community through systems- wide collaboration – Handed out masks and magnets – Conducted SDOH surveys on who needed food access, rent support, and devices for children’s distance learning 17
  17. 17. Long-term Implications and Opportunities • Demonstrated the power of collaboration and reaching people where they are – Greater collaboration with faith-based and community-based organizations • Highlighted FQHCs role in the community • Pivoting to address vaccine concerns 18
  18. 18. Thank You! To learn more about The Path Forward series WeitzmanLearning.org/the-path-forward To view previous COVID-19 sessions: WeitzmanLearning.org/coronavirus