We are reaching out to families that have been referred to us over the past year to ask about stress levels, food security, education opportunities at home, and other needs the families might have. Based upon responses, we are offering the following: exercise and wellness resources, mental health resources, information on food distribution and volunteer delivery, remote learning resources, and other available resources throughout the tri-county communities, as appropriate.
We have reached out to all practices to find out what telehealth options and well/sick visit options they are offering to their patients. We encourage practices to keep track of patients who will need to be called back and to pass these lists on to us over the course of the next month so that we can assist in reaching out to these patients for catch-up visits. To help us collect accurate information, if you are a provider in a practice please complete this shortSurveyMonkey link.
Additionally, we are rolling out an online parenting class based on James Windell’s book “8 Weeks to a Well-Behaved Child”. We will shorten the class to 4 weeks by offering 2 sessions each week. If you would like to refer a family for this class, please complete an online referral form by clicking here and indicate that it is for parenting. We suggest that you discuss the referral with the family first to assure that the parent/guardian is interested.
We know that many families are feeling isolated and are in need of support during this time. We will continue to work on creating group interactive experiences via either FaceBook Live or Zoom to address ways of reducing stress, avoiding overeating, and making healthy nutrition choices during times of stress.
Our asthma educators are providing virtual home visits to continue to provide asthma home education. We plan to stay connected as best we can until the COVID-19 crisis is over.