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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***Upcoming Weitzman COVID-19 ECHO Announcement***

Thank you for your ongoing interest in the COVID-19 ECHO series. We hope that you will join us for our Spring 2022 series, with registration details to be shared in early 2022.

The Weitzman Institute has wrapped up the Fall 2021 COVID-19 ECHO Series, which reviewed pandemic updates, the team-based care model in response to COVID-19, vaccine boosters, pediatric vaccines, community engagement pathways, how organizations have shifted their workforce, and promising practices moving forward.

If you were unable to attend these live sessions or would like the materials for reference, the slides and recordings have been posted on our COVID series webpage

In support of improving patient care, Community Health Center, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. This designation confers simultaneous continuing education accreditation across nine national accrediting bodies. CEUs for this activity are available for: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, clinical social workers, dentists, pharmacists, and dietitians. To request credits, complete each session’s survey that will be linked and emailed to every session participant. A comprehensive certificate will be sent at the end of the series to all who completed the surveys and requested credits.


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Featured Webinar Recordings: 

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

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.

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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 on 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. 

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

Recordings from 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.

The Path Forward

Track one will explore racism, inequity, social determinants of health and how to move from screening to SOLVING for the social needs that flow from them

Track Two will explore COVID-19’s impact on the health care delivery system, share best practices and innovations, and assist participants in making change. This track includes our COVID ECHO sessions.

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.

Additional Weitzman and National COVID-19 Resources

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


School-Based Health Centers During COVID-19

Recordings from a webinar series which shared strategies & experiences to support a virtual school-based health center model. Thank you to the School-Based Health Alliance for their partnership in this series.  

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