**The National Council for Safety, Protection and Wellness has received many requests for information on how to help the elderly sector with communication, grocery delivery, home care, and health monitoring. They have put together this guide which provides practical apps for seniors, tech-savvy or not, along with setup assistance.
The CT Department of Public Health is asking for our help with getting word out about the app, “How We Feel”. As we begin to re-open Connecticut, this app will allow public health officials to monitor data and see where hot spots are occurring. Governor Lamont is asking every person to pick up their phone and download the "How We Feel" app. This app can be used on either iOS or Android.
Please see the following news brief regarding this app.
The “How We Feel” app allows individuals in the U.S. to quickly self-report age, gender, zip code, symptoms, health conditions, and testing results. It does not ask users for a name, phone number or email address, and it leverages “differential privacy” techniques led by Gary King, Weatherhead University Professor at Harvard University, to make data available to researchers while protecting participants’ individual identities. King, who is also the Director for the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, is a member of the team that developed How We Feel.
The app prompts users to share how they’re feeling. If users feel healthy, they report that; if users report that they’re feeling unwell, they will be asked to share their symptoms and health conditions. A daily check-in can be completed in as little as 30 seconds. Check this link for more information.
Johnson Memorial Hospital, a member of Trinity Health of New England, has opened a drive-through mobile center to test patients for COVID-19. The mobile test site is open 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, with the potential to expand the hours of operation as needed. It is located at 201 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, directly in front of the Main Hospital at the Community Medical Education Center.
Those seeking a COVID-19 screening at the mobile clinic site must have a physician’s order and proper identification. The screening process will be conducted by trained clinicians, who will be taking all the necessary precautions to protect themselves and patients. Patients will be asked to keep their windows up for the majority of their drive through the mobile clinic.
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus. Please stay informed by visiting this page and following the links to the State of CT Department of Public Health as well as the North Central District Health Department (NCDHD).
For the most current information, please be sure to visit the State of CT Department of Health and the Governor's page.
This task force, comprised of representatives from Ellington, East Windsor, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor and Windsor Locks, was created to look for ways to address the increase in opioid addiction.
For more information about the Task Force contact:
Colleen Sullivan, MSW, Prevention Coordinator
Town of Enfield - Youth Services
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services launched a new toll-free number 1-800-563-4086 to help connect residents seeking treatment services for an opioid addiction to local walk-in assessment centers.
Walk-in centers across the state are always available to provide an evaluation or referral, and encourage those in need of treatment to reach out when they feel they are ready to do so. Individual courses of treatment and services will be planned according to specific needs and eligibility. Centers work directly with patients and insurance companies to determine what works best for them, and resolve any challenges that may stand in the way of them and their treatment.
Today I Matter is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in memory of Timothy Lally.
Our mission is to reduce the stigma and shame of mental illness and addiction, and to promote the physical, emotional, and mental health of our community.
We are committed to promoting and advocating for the physical, emotional, and mental health of all in our communities. We are dedicated to speaking out and educating the public at large about recognizing, preventing, and treating these illnesses. In addition, we support positive health through the arts, education, sports, and other activities that enhance each individual’s self-image and sense of well-being.