Springfield Medical seeks Advisory Group participants

All are invited to participate in Springfield Medical Care Systems’ Community Advisory Group, which meets quarterly, in collaboration with its Community Health Team and health team partner agencies including local community health and human services organizations and stakeholders.

The 2015 quarterly meetings of the SMCS Advisory Group will be held at Springfield Hospital Library on the following dates:

  • Friday, Feb. 6, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 3, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 10, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 2, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Anyone wishing to participate is invited to join in some or all of the meetings, and participation is being sought from the following groups:

  • Area primary care practices
  • Hospital administrators and staff
  • Clinical and IT leadership
  • Medical and non-medical providers from community service organizations
  • The area-designated mental health and substance abuse agencies and area mental health and substance abuse providers
  • Public health leadership from Vermont Department of Health local district offices
  • Agency of Human Services field services director and leaders of AHS initiatives such as: Children’s Integrated Services; Enhanced Family Services and  Adult Local Interagency Team
  • Consumer/patient representatives(s)
  • Vermont Chronic Care Initiative coordinators
  • Designated Regional Housing Organization leaders
  • Support and Services at Home staff
  • Local business owners or representatives

The purpose of the meeting is to seek ongoing assessment of community health needs and possible solutions. This assessment will also include opportunity for quarterly input regarding current programs, unmet needs, and suggestions regarding services provided by the SMCS Community Health Team.

Comments are also welcome at any time by e-mailing CHT@springfieldmed.org or calling 802-886-8998.

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