UCF Reminders, COVID-19 Resource List, Free CareMessage
UCF Reminders, COVID-19 Resource List, Free CareMessage

Weekly Update
Week of March 23

Medical Supply Distribution - Thank you to the HandsOnSports Foundation

A huge thank you goes out Otto Orf, founder of the HandsOnSports Foundation, and Chris Zanin, a dedicated volunteer from Faithful Servants Health and Wellness Center, who made the vital distribution of medical supplies possible to our clinics.
Otto Orf's relationship with the Henry Schein Cares Foundation made access to these donated supplies possible. Chris Zanin drove across the state hand delivering 20+ cases of medical supplies to each clinic.
Charitable Healthcare Network staff have been working tirelessly this past week sorting, packing, and shipping PPE and other medical supplies. These supplies have been delivered to our member clinics that are still open and serving their communities.
There isn’t a ‘thank-you’ big enough for everyone who made this distribution possible

Important Dates

UCF Development Grant Webinar


March 31, 2020


Q3 UCF Direct Services Reporting Due

April 17, 2020

2020 Safety-Net Symposium


September 18-19, 2020
Crowne Plaza - 33 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215 

Charitable Healthcare and COVID-19: a Weekly Discussion Group

The Charitable Healthcare Network is hosting a weekly virtual discussion group for Ohio's charitable healthcare organizations. Here we will check-in with one another as well as share resources and strategies on our approach to handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Meetings will be held Wednesdays from 11am-12pm. Click the link below to register!
Register for the COVID-19 Discussion Group

 UCF Development Grant Applications Available Now

The new UCF Development Grant application was released late last week. There are three UCF funding opportunities:  Direct Services, IT Development, and QA Development.  The Direct Services funding was released last fall.  RFPs for IT & QA Development are now open. The grant cycle will run from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Applications are due to the CHN Dropbox by April 24, 2020.

Click the links below for the application instructions and application: 

The Application Instruction Sheet (PDF)
- The Application for Funding (PDF / Word)

We will have a webinar on Tuesday, March 31st at 12:30pm to review the application and answer any questions you may have. You can contact Deb directly with any questions or comments at:

(O) 614-869-3412, or (E) dmiller@charitablehealth.org 
Register for the UCF Development Grant Webinar

 Ohio's Network for Charitable Healthcare Resource Sharing

Stay connected with your fellow charitable healthcare organizations! The Charitable Healthcare Network wants to make sure that everyone is in the loop and knows that they are not alone during this pandemic. CHN members are invited to join 'Ohio's Network for Charitable Healthcare Resource Sharing' Facebook group to stay up to date and connected with clinics across the state. Ask each other questions, share resources, and help each other find unique solutions to this novel challenge we are all facing. Click below to join the group.
Join Ohio's Network for Charitable Healthcare Resource Sharing

UCF Direct Services Grant Reporting Due April 17, 2020

For everyone receiving Direct Services UCF funding, Q3 reports are due April 17, 2020. This report will cover January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020. We understand that these unprecedented times, there may be some dramatic changes in your numbers in either direction. That is ok! As always, please report as accurately as possible. In the coming week we will be sending out details on how to report any telehealth services you may be providing.

COVID-19 Emails are Taking Over My Inbox!

We live in a digital world, which is great, until every organization you have ever given your email to updates you on how they are handling COVID-19. We know, it can be a bit much. There are so many great resources scattered across these emails and it can be hard to find what your need. CHN has developed a compiled document with all of the resources we've encountered in response to COVID-19. Food resources, handouts, opioid treatment response, medical supply support, mental health support, how to work from home, and more. It will be a one stop shop! We update this Google Doc in real time so you will always have access to the most updated version.
COVID-19 Response Resources

Free CareMessage for Safety-Net Organizations

CareMessage, the largest 501c3 not-for-profit patient engagement organization in the United States, focuses solely on the underserved with more than 3.5M active underserved patients reached across ~40 states. In the wake of COVID-19, CareMessage is offering the following:
  • FREE use of CareMessage for at least 60 days: Through the generosity of major philanthropic donors, CareMessage has released a COVID-19-only version of its texting platform, made available at no cost for 60 days to any health center.
  • One Hour Setup: No EMR integration is required to use this version of the platform and setup takes one hour.

To learn more or get started with this free solution, please reach out directly to CareMessage through this link. If you are already using a texting platform, CareMessage has made its entire COVID-19 message library free and available to any safety net provider. Access it here.

New Date for the 2020 Safety-Net Symposium!

Success! We have secured a new date for the Safety-Net Symposium. The 2020 conference will now be held on September 18-19th, 2020. If you made a hotel reservation for the earlier date please let us know if you want it cancelled or moved to the new date! More details will be sent out in the coming weeks with Symposium updates.
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