Family First Health is launching the region’s first live-streaming 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.
We invite the media and the public to submit questions in advance of our briefings by emailing HealthBriefing@FamilyFirstHealth.org.
Baseline Data: Family First Health Patients
Necessary Data | August 13th, 2020
Featuring Jenny Englerth and Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed
Family First Health President and CEO, Jenny Englerth shares an important conversation with Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed, Racial Justice Coordinator for the YWCA, around systematic racism and how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought some of this to light.
Health Disparities | July 9th, 2020
Featuring Dr. Hetal Patel and Dr. Luis Garcia
During the July 9th briefing 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.
View similar data reported in the NY Times: “The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus”
Dental Reopening | June 25th, 2020
Featuring 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.
Introduction | June 11th, 2020
Featuring 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.