Minority Health Month

Dear Colleagues, Patients, and Community Members,

As Chief Medical Officer, I am pleased to address you during Minority Health Month. This important observance provides a crucial opportunity to highlight the health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minority groups and to promote equitable healthcare for all.

Minority Health Month is a time to reflect on the significant challenges that minority communities face in accessing quality healthcare. These challenges include higher rates of chronic diseases, limited access to healthcare services, and socio-economic barriers that exacerbate health outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted these disparities, underscoring the urgent need for systemic change.

Our commitment to addressing these inequities is unwavering. We recognize that achieving health equity requires a comprehensive and inclusive approach that considers the unique needs and circumstances of diverse populations. Here are several key initiatives and actions we can take to advance minority health:

  1. Enhance Access to Healthcare: We must work to eliminate barriers to healthcare access by expanding coverage, increasing the availability of community health centers, and supporting telehealth services, particularly in underserved areas.

Jessie Trice Community Health System provides a number of services to increase your access to care:

  • Transportation to our clinical sites
  • After-hours on-call service
  • Telehealth services – Please ask any staff about our TytoCare units which allow transmission of heart and lung sounds to your provider – all from the comfort of your home
  • Remote patient monitoring – You may elect to enroll into our blood pressure monitoring program through which you may transmit your blood pressure readings to your provider
  • Addressing social determinants of health – As part of our commitment to providing comprehensive and equitable healthcare, you will notice that our staff will ask you a series of questions during your visits. These questions are designed to help us understand if you are experiencing stress or depression, have needs for food or clothing, difficulties paying bills, challenges with transportation, housing, legal concerns, or trouble obtaining medications. We ask these questions because we realize that a person is more equipped to address their health care needs if their social needs are also met.
  • Promote Culturally Competent Care: Our health care providers and staff receive training in cultural competence to better understand and address the specific health needs and preferences of minority patients. This includes respecting cultural differences and providing language assistance services.
  1. Support Preventive Care and Education: Preventive care and health education are critical in managing and preventing chronic diseases. We must invest in community outreach programs that provide education on healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and the importance of regular health screenings. Join us at one of our educational outreach events. Upcoming events include our back-to-school immunization drive and sickle cell awareness events.
  2. Advance Research and Data Collection: Conducting research and collecting data on health disparities is essential for developing targeted interventions. We must support research initiatives that focus on the health issues disproportionately affecting minority communities. Jessie Trice has a number of research initiatives underway. Ask a staff member if you are eligible to participate in any of interest. We recently launched the Annie Neasman Teaching and Research Institute. Examples of initiatives of this include:
  • Sleep Apnea Research Study – eligible participants receive CPAP machines
  • Research efforts on food insecurity
  • Diabetes Control
  1. Advocate for Policy Change: Policy changes at the local, state, and national levels are necessary to address social determinants of health. This includes advocating for policies that improve housing, education, and economic opportunities for minority populations.
  2. Foster Community Partnerships: Collaborating with community organizations, faith-based groups, and other stakeholders can enhance our efforts to reach and support minority populations. These partnerships are vital in building trust and effectively addressing health disparities.

As we observe Minority Health Month, let us reaffirm our commitment to creating a healthcare system that is equitable, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of all individuals. By working together, we can make significant strides in reducing health disparities and improving the health and well-being of minority communities.

Thank you for your dedication and support in this critical endeavor.

Your Chief Medical Officer,

Joycelyn Lawrence, MD

 

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JTCHS Spring Newsletter 2024

In this Issue:
• Outgoing President’s Message
• Annie R. Neasman Training and Research Annex: Building Healthier Communities
• Mental Health Awareness/Suicide Prevention
• Other News and Highlights
• Minority Health Month
• Black Maternal Health Week
• Mental Health Matters
• Spotlight: Janet Nichols, LCSW, CAP
• Upcoming Events
• Locations

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JTCHS Spring Newsletter 2024
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JTCHS Pharmacy

We encourage you to fill your prescriptions with us! Here’s why:

• Get your prescription filled by your provider.

• Free home delivery

• Significant savings

• Auto refills

 

Locations

JTCHS – Corporate Office Complex
5607 NW 27th Ave Suite 1 • Miami, Florida 33142

JTCHS – Barbara J. Jordan Health & Wellness Center
20612 NW 27th Avenue • Miami Gardens, FL 33056

JTCHS – Flamingo Center
901 E. 10th Avenue • Bay 39 • Hialeah, Florida 33010

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JTCHS Fall Newsletter 2021

In this Issue: President’s Message • The JTCHS Barbara J. Jordan Community Health & Wellness CenterJTCHS providing the COVID-19 VaccinationJTCHS Has New Patient Guidelines • Moderna Co-Founder Visits Jessie Trice CHS • JTCHS Doctor Recognized by Health Foundation of South Florida • JTCHS Salutes National Health Center Week 

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Reopening Notice to JTCHS Patients

Notice to Patients:

Your health and safety are important to us and we look forward to caring for you. It has been a challenging time for all of us as we experienced changes in our daily lives, including how we manage our health care needs.

As you prepare for a future appointment, we want you to know that we have implemented many new guidelines to keep you and our employees safe. Whether you arrive at one of our facilities for care or access our providers through virtual visits, we want you to be prepared and to feel safe.

You will notice the following guidelines upon arrival to our facilities:

  • No visitors allowed with adult visits unless providing physical assistance. We welcome your loved one(s) to participate virtually via your smartphone or tablet. We can help you make that connection.

  • Pediatric patients
    may be accompanied by one adult.
  • All guests must wear a face covering or face mask. Please remember to make sure it covers your nose and mouth at all times, and do not remove it unless asked to do so by your provider. Please note that children under two years of age do not need to wear a mask.
  • Screenings will be conducted that will include questions about your potential exposure to COVID-19, any current symptoms, and will include a temperature reading.
  • If you are scheduled for a procedure, you may be tested in advance by us prior to the procedure. For your convenience, we will provide COVID-19 testing at multiple sites. Call (305) 694-6268 to schedule an appointment.
  • If you are uncomfortable with coming onsite to see your provider, you may ask for a virtual visit. Please note the instructions for this posted on our website at www.jtchs.org.
  • You may notice your provider without a tie, suit jacket, dress, or lab coat. That’s because we are wearing clothes that can be washed daily as we return home to our families.
  • You will notice changes in our facilities that have been implemented to help maintain social distancing. These changes include spacing of chairs to avoid crowded waiting rooms and you may be asked to wait in your vehicle and be called in when the provider is ready to see you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (305)637-6400.  We are here for you.

Sincerely,

Your Health Care Providers

Jessie Trice Community Health System

COVID-19 testing funded by Miami-Dade County
using federal CARES Act CRF funds

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Telehealth Self-Registration

JTCHS JoinCareTeam Instructions

1.Type: joincareteam.com/patients/registration into the browser.

2. Enter your email address and create password. Enter your password again. Then click register.

NOTE: Password must contain at least one each of: uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number, and one special character.

3. Please go to your email.

4. Click on confirm my account.

5. Now through your JoinCareTeam account, re-enter your email and password. Then click Login.

6. Now create your profile by entering your name and date of birth. You also have the option of uploading a photo of yourself, but you do not have to. Please also select whether you identify as male or female.

7. You may be provided instructions on this step by your provider’s staff. If not, please skip this step.

8. You are almost done. Now enter your address and phone number. Click “Save.”

9. Your profile is successfully updated. You are now ready for your first telehealth consultation! Note you also have the capability of booking (requesting) appointments.

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