The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announced this week, at the 2018 Community Health Institute & EXPO in Orlando, that it is teaming up with Sesame Street to reach families with relevant resources to face every day and difficult challenges.
Resources will be made available to community health centers, like ours, nationwide.
Our President and CEO, Heather Burton, was at the conference when the announcement was made.
“We are really looking forward to seeing how the partnership with Sesame Street pans out for Central Counties Health Centers and the impact that might have on our youngest patients,” said Heather.
The NACHC and Sesame Street initiative is intended to address the needs of youngsters, particularly in the areas of trauma, emergencies (natural disasters and manmade disasters; such as gun violence) and all areas regarding the health and well being of children.
Heather, who attended the conference with Central Counties Health Centers board chair Julie Janssen and board member Racine Freeman, said it covered topics from patient centered medical home recognition to the health impact of human trafficking.
“The Community Health Institute & EXPO always provides a great opportunity to meet with our community health center colleagues from across the US, to learn about the newest trends and standards, innovations, and challenges. We are so lucky that our board chair and a member of our board are able to also represent Central Counties Health Centers at the conference.”
More than 51% of the Central Counties Health Centers’ board is made up of patients.