DFM Connects For COVID-19
Statewide Partnerships Deliver Vital Information and ResourcesRobert | Family Medicine May 14, 2020
The Department of Family Medicine (DFM) is leading the way in covening experts to tackle the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.
Early on when COVID-19 was just beginning to be documented in Colorado, the State Network of Colorado Ambulatory Practices & Partners (SNOCAP) along with Practice Innovation Program Colorado launched a series of surveys aimed at gathering current availability of resources, needs, concerns, and questions of Colorado primary care practices.
“We have heard from a number of practices that it has been helpful for them to voice their current situation, concerns, and questions; to know what is going on in the broader context state-wide, and to have resources shared that can help guide their path forward,” said SNOCAP Network Manage, Mary Fisher.
Based on the results of the surveys, the DFM collaborative team continues to quickly turn around reports with results of the survey responses, and includes resource guides providing best practices and tips for primary care providers. Find the guides here.
DFM Vice Chair for Community, Dr. Donald Nease, says that the department’s innovative work is making waves and making a difference.
“From the very beginning, I have been sharing our survey results with community partners, including individuals in the Governor’s office, and have received thanks for our efforts and even a few, ‘This is great!’, comments. So, I know that we are making a valuable contribution. Of course, the biggest question from nearly everyone is what is next?,” said Nease.
Beyond the surveys and resource guides, in collaboration with partners like the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) and ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) Colorado, there are now additional helpful resources like a video series and the Just in Time COVID Series of webinars.
Sign up to join the Just in Time COVID Series of webinars here.
The webinars are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 to 8:00 am. Here is a link to the ECHO resources page.
Find a wrap up of these efforts on the COVID Work and Resources page on the DFM website.