Family First Health is launching the region’s first live-streaming, bi-weekly Community Health Briefings focused only on South Central Pennsylvania. These briefings will present COVID-19 healthcare data specific to vulnerable and at-risk populations in regional communities, inclusive of York, Lebanon, Lancaster, Hanover, and Gettysburg.
Next Briefing: Thursday, July 9th at 9:00 am
Join us live as Dr. Hetal Patel talks with Dr. Luis Garcia, both physicians at Family First Health, in more depth about the health disparities they have seen among Family First Health patients, more specifically the Hispanic and Latino populations.
We invite the media and the public to submit questions in advance of our briefings by emailing HealthBriefing@FamilyFirstHealth.org.
Past Community Health Briefings
June 25th, 2020 – Jenny Englerth, Dr. LaJuan Mountain, and Dr. Joseph Mountain
Family First Health VPs of Dental Drs. LaJuan and Joseph Mountain and CEO / President Jenny Englerth provided updates on the procedures and preventative measures our oral healthcare providers will be following in dental facilities, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as patient treatment resumes.
Dr. LaJuan Mountain showing the PPE that patients will see their dental team wearing for all upcoming dental appointments with FFH.
June 11th, 2020 – Jenny Englerth & Dr. Hetal Patel
The June 11 briefing, led by Jenny Englerth, Family First Health President and CEO, and Dr. Hetal Patel, a Family First Health physician, discussed data gathered from Family First Health’s COVID-19 treatment and testing and provided insight into the patient-provider experiences regarding COVID-19. Among the data released: When a person’s ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino, he/she is five times more likely to have a positive test result. This isn’t due to race alone; risk factors such as high-density housing, high-contact employment and access to nutritional foods all play a role in testing positive for the virus.