Upcoming webinars, CHN now hiring, clinic spotlight
Upcoming webinars, CHN now hiring, clinic spotlight

*For the latest COVID-19 resources and links go to our resource page*

Weekly Update
Week of June 1

Upcoming Webinar

Capstone Health Network - Telehealth
Charitable Healthcare Network is hosting two webinars in June with Capstone Health Network to learn about how free and charitable clinics can utilize telehealth to help support their patients and protect the health of their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The webinar will introduce the CapstoneCare program from Capstone Health Network, explain the benefits of implementing telemedicine, and discuss potential funding sources clinics can access for telehealth initiatives. The CDC recommends the use of telemedicine to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. 
Capstone Health Network, a national social good healthcare company, has agreed to provide their high-quality enhanced telemedicine solution at special discount pricing to Charitable Healthcare Network member clinics.  Capstone’s CapstoneCare™ program can be implemented in just days with virtually no administration.  In some cases, there is zero cost to for your clinic make this program available to your patients.  Capstone works closely with clinic Executive Directors to help clinics serve more patients; expand service hours to include 24/7/365 coverage even on nights, evenings, and holidays; provide no-cost 24/7/365 telemedicine and mental health counseling; and optionally help patients save 10-50% on dental, chiropractic, hearing, vision, diabetes supplies, and more.  Capstone has also partnered with the NAFC and the Charitable Health Network to provide special discount pricing to help clinics affordably provide healthcare benefits to their fulltime OR part-time staff, and/or at their option to their volunteers.
For more information, contact Jeff Roberts at 800-845-7720 or jroberts@capstonehealthnetwork.com, or visit:https://www.capstonehealthnetwork.com

Learn more about Capstons in the links below:

Register for the Tuesday, June 9th Webinar @ 11am
Register for the Thursday, June 18th Webinar @ 11am

Tobacco Quite Line Webinar

Hosted by the Ohio Department of Health
This webinar, offered by Ohio Department of Health, with discuss open eligibility for all Ohioans, new service offerings and program enhancements,  overview of new My Life, My Quit  youth cessation program, program effectiveness, and tips to engage and refer tobacco users. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of ODH staff.

For those interested, they should email Amy.gorenflo@odh.ohio.gov to register. 

COVID-19 Tip of the Week:

ODH Printable Posters & Signs for COVID-19
Looking for some premade, printable COVID-19 materials for your organization? ODH has an entire page of printables for public use to display common symptoms, protocols, and guidelines during Ohio's responsible restart. 

Download printable resources and signs from ODH here

CHN Member Spotlight:

Toledo/Lucas County CareNet
Toledo/ Lucas County CareNet is a charity healthcare network with a unique model that links uninsured residents to free medical care and social services. In 2019, CareNet provided 785 patients with 2,514 visits!

CareNet partners with all 8 hospitals in Lucas County to provide coordinated healthcare services for their members, all of whom are Lucas County residents not eligible for public or private healthcare coverage.  Individuals enrolled in CareNet are linked to a primary care site as a medical home and are able to receive hospital based services at no cost. They offer a variety of services including: primary care, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedics, podiatry, psychiatry, rheumatology, urology, general surgery, gynecology, colonoscopy, nephrology, and ophthalmology. 
CareNet is a part of the Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB. Their Community Health Workers (CHWs) help patients navigate the healthcare system and obtain social services based on their unique needs. By focusing on the social determinants of health in addition to medical needs, patients are able achieve far better health outcomes than if only their medical needs were considered.
Learn more about Toledo/Lucas County CareNet on their website

ODH Dentist Loan Repayment Program

Accepting applications through July 24th, 2020
The goal of the Ohio Free Clinic Dentist Loan Repayment Program is to increase access to dental care in Ohio’s Free Clinics by providing loan repayment assistance to dentists who volunteer or work part-time in an Ohio Free Clinic. Eligible dentists can be volunteers or be employed by an Ohio Free Clinic. Read more on their website for more information or contact Star Sawicki at Star.Sawicki@odh.ohio.gov.

Learn more about the Dentist Loan Repayment Program

We're Hiring!

Full time position open at the Charitable Healthcare Network
The Charitable Healthcare Network is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, experienced member to join our team! This position will provide administrative support to CHN programs and projects such as event planning, communications/outreach, member management, and overall organizational support. Previous experience with free/ charitable clinics strongly desired. Must be able to thrive in a flexible working environment, be self driven, and be comfortable using Google Drive systems. Interested applicants can email Deb Miller at dmiller@charitablehealth.org.

Mental Wellness and Support During COVID-19 Grant Opportunity

In support of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s commitment to the Investment in Ohio’s Future, the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will offer a $1M funding opportunity for faith-based and community-based organizations. The funds will be directed toward community-based strategies for mental wellness and support during this period of COVID-19. This opportunity is seeking to support Ohio’s most vulnerable populations. Local communities can apply for resources needed to empower everyday citizens to identify signs of poor mental health and/or addiction, reduce stigma associated with those issues, provide support, and offer resources to people about where to find help.

All questions must be submitted electronically no latter than June 5, 2020 to OhioMHAS at GOFBCI@mha.ohio.gov.

Click here for more information or to apply

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. Download the minutes/ recording from this week's meeting below or register to join live!
This week's guest speaker is Thad Kaliszewski, the Free Clinic Program Manager from CareMessage.
Download, view, or watch all meeting recordings and minutes here
Register for the COVID-19 Discussion Group

Medical Supplies Available

  • 1 compression nebulizer
  • 2 boxes of disposable turbines with cardboard mouthpieces (60/box)
  • 1 box of assess one-way valve cardboard disposable mouthpieces (200 mouthpieces)
If you are interested in any of these supplies, contact Katie Kisseberth at kkisseberth@charitablehealth.org.
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