Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page

As a leader in primary care innovation, the Weitzman Institute is supporting safety net practices and their patients in response to the spread of COVID-19; sharing best practices with health centers across the nation

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August 19, 2020; 12 Noon – 1:00 pm (ET)


 Leadership Coaching and Quality Improvement Consultation

As healthcare organizations strive to redesign and shift during the ever-changing COVID-19 public health crisis, effective and resilient leadership has never been more important. WI is supporting leaders by offering the first two virtual leadership coaching or quality improvement consultation sessions at no cost to allow leaders to identify and hone in on ideas, to craft a vision and design action plans which builds resilience and capacity as well as develops a core QI strategy to create strong systems, build high performing teams, effectively manage ambiguity and implement positive and lasting change. Packages Available…

To schedule your sessions, contact Patti Feeney, Certified Leadership Coach at [email protected].

The Path Forward: Re-Imagining Primary Care During and Beyond the Pandemic (broadcasted June 25, 2020)
As the nation struggles with the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, the moment is upon us to deeply examine and reshape the primary care delivery system for underserved communities. In this webinar, leadership of the Community Health Center, Inc. and its Weitzman Institute will lay out a road map for the new Path Forward. We invite health center and safety net providers, staff, consumer leaders and others to join the conversation and contribute their expertise, perspective and ideas. Panelists included: Mark Masselli, Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, CHC, Inc., Margaret Flinter, PHD, APRN; Senior Vice President and Clinical Director, CHC, Inc., Veena Channamsetty MD, FAAFP; Chief Medical Officer, CHC, Inc., Yvette Highsmith-Francis, MBM; Vice President, Eastern Region, CHC, Inc., Amy Taylor; Vice President, Western Region, CHC, Inc., Daren Anderson, MD; Director of the Weitzman Institute, CHC, Inc.

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Conversations on the Impact of Racial Injustices, Health Inequities, and Paths for Moving Forward

June 11, 2020: A Conversation on Racial Inequalities and the Youth Perspective  Video
Special guests for this session included: Former CT NAACP Youth & College President and Current Councilman of City of Norwich, Derell Wilson, Seleena Moore, MPH; Senior Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance as well as a dynamic youth panel including Baila Salifou; Youth Advisory Council, School-Based Health Alliance, Christina Vo; Youth Advisory Council, School-Based Health Alliance, Nathaniel Batiste, III; Youth Advisory Board, C4 Innovations, Kingslee Vinson; Student Alliance Council, Health Centers in Schools

June 4, 2020: A special panel discussion that addressed the legacy of racial injustices and health inequities and what we can do to stand in solidarity for change and form solutions for moving forward. Video Ι Resources      Faculty panel for this session included: Yvette Highsmith-Francis, MM; Vice President, Eastern Region, CHC, Inc., Robert Boyd, MCRP, MDiv; President, School-Based Health Alliance, Dan Bryant, LPC, MSEd, Clinical Director of Substance Use Disorder Services, CHC, Inc., Tichianaa Armah, MD, Medical Director, Psychiatry, CHC, Inc., April Joy Damian, PhD, MSc, CHPM, PMP, Assoc Director, Weitzman Institute, CHC, Inc. and Dr. Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; Chief Nursing Officer, CHC, Inc.

Weitzman ECHO COVID-19 Series

Sessions feature operational leaders and clinical and behavioral health experts sharing best practices and guidance through case presentations and Q&A for healthcare teams across the country.

School-Based Health Centers During COVID-19

We partnered with the School-Based Health Alliance for a webinar series to share strategies & experiences and support a virtual school-based health center model.

Re-imagining the Role of the Medical Assistant within Telehealth and COVID Response

A three-part webinar series with NIMAA providing an analysis of how COVID-19 has impacted the practice of patient-centered, team-based care with regards to the provider/MA dyad.

Post Graduate Nurse Practitioner Residency & Fellowship Programs Response to COVID-19

A collection of videos to assist residency programs as they adjust to a new normal with COVID-19. Learn best practices and ways forward.

Submit COVID-19 eConsults through ConferMED

Consult with experts to get answers to your clinical and operational questions about COVID-19.

Additional Weitzman and National COVID-19 Resources

Resources to help your health center prepare for and respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Weitzman Institute Partnerships Through COVID-19

Weitzman Institute has partnered with other key organizations in an effort to share best practices and strategies with health centers and front line health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of the presenters were excellent. The entire session was exceptionally well-organized, there were no apparent technical issues, and I gleaned a large amount of information. This was genuinely the best web-based informational session that I have attended since the COVID-19 crisis began.” 

Mary Sligh, BSN, RN

Allegheny Health Network