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Register Today: Heart Health During Pandemic Focus of Upcoming Webinar
Please join Better Health Partnership and our partners Ohio Cardiovascular and Diabetes Health Collaborative (Cardi-OH) to learn more about providing patient care during a pandemic using virtual shared care medical appointments to help individuals manage their chronic conditions. Experts will also share lessons learned and patient experiences with delivering STRIDES remotely for the first time - a diabetes prevention program.

To register or learn more, click here.

 
Adding Leadership to BHP for Climate Change
Better Health is proud to welcome Ashwini Sehgal, MD as Climate Change and Health Researcher to lead our collaborative efforts with health systems in Northeast Ohio to reduce their carbon footprint and improve climate related health outcomes.

Dr. Sehgal is the inaugural Director of Research and Evaluation for the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ in the Population Health Innovation Institute (PHII) at The MetroHealth System. He is also the Duncan Neuhauser Professor of Community Health Improvement and Co-Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at Case Western Reserve University.

Welcome aboard!

 
Important Takeaways from S.T.O.P. Covid Cleveland Initiative
The S.T.O.P. COVID Cleveland initiative, a program sponsored by UnitedHealth Group, offered no-cost COVID-19 testing to address healthcare disparities in at-risk communities. Cleveland was selected as 1 of 6 locations nationwide to close the gaps in testing in communities of color. Better Health Partnership was proud to partner with UnitedHealth Group, Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and other community stakeholders to implement this community initiative.

Testing locations operated from December 3rd through December 30th, 2020 and the program produced many highlights worth reporting:
  • Total test administered: 3504
  • Total # of COVID-positive tests: 594 (15.6%)
  • Most commonly reported symptoms: cough, headache, sore throat
In addition to the no-cost COVID-19 testing, the 3 test sites at Lee Memorial AME Church, Elizabeth Baptist Church, and Lee Road Baptist Church also distributed roughly 2,000 food kits and more than 2,500 health, safety, and education kits.

We would like to thank our FQHC partners: Asian Services in Action, Care Alliance Health Center, Circle Health Services/The Centers, and Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services for taking part in this important program. For more information on this inititiative please visit: https://communitystopcovid.com/