Mission Health Day

Community Health DayWestern Connecticut Health Network colleagues are invited to come together for Mission Health Day on Saturday October 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mission Health Day is a special event designed to connect community members in need – the uninsured, underinsured and those with housing at risk – with essential health screenings and services, social services, winter clothing, personal care items and refreshments.

Mission Health Day is being led by a large team of WCHN volunteers representing many departments in collaboration with Western CT State University, The New American Dream Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim. As a team, we seek to share our services with those in need. All are invited to join us as we bring our mission to life and connect community members with essential health screenings, services and amenities. Come be part of something special. 

We are especially in need of volunteers who speak Portuguese and Spanish fluently. If you can assist attendees who may speak limited English, please contact us.

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  • Community Health DayMedical services
    - General health screenings, including 15 minutes with a medical provider
    - General history, physical exam, health assessment, vital signs measurement, blood pressure screening, basic point of care testing
  • Referrals for primary care follow up to a local medical home
  • Vaccines, medication and essential prescriptions
    - Flu vaccinations
    - DTAP vaccinations
    - Potential blood pressure medication
  • Cancer screening
    - On-site referrals for Mammography
  • Spirometry
    - Pulmonary assessment, early screening for COPD
  • Smoking cessation screening and referrals for assistance
  • Podiatry screening and foot washing by faith community nurses and volunteers
  • Behavioral health screening, substance abuse screening and referral

Community Health DayVolunteer

Physicians, nurses and care providers are needed to run the screenings. Come share your time and talent! Contact: Amy Lionheart at (203) 739-7277 or Amy.Lionheart@wchn.org, or Miranda Dold at 203-739-7888 (ext. 1) or Miranda.Dold@wchn.org

Employees are needed to help greet guests, serve food, distribute clothing, etc. Contact: volunteer@wchn.org

Donate

We will be collecting winter coats, gloves, mittens, socks and boots. Look for donation bins in main hospital entrances and larger offsite locations September 1 – October 5. We are especially looking for donations of value size packages of thick tube socks, for men and women.

Spread the Word

Help spread the word with your colleagues and distribute flyers to generate awareness and drive participation.

To learn more, contact: Event Chair – Dr. Patrick Broderick, Emergency Services, (203) 739-7405.