A Message From The Executive Director....
Dear Friends of People's Health Clinic,
We hope you are safe and well during this unprecedented time. For over two decades, People's Health Clinic has provided free medical care to those in our community without health insurance. Many of the Clinic's patients are the very people who keep our resort town humming.
By keeping essential workers healthy, we help residents, visitors, and tourists in our community stay healthy. And by protecting our community, especially during this time of COVID-19, PHC is also keeping our economy healthy!
We will continue our mission by providing COVID-19 vaccines to our most vulnerable, when they become available (see story below). Thank you for your ongoing support and please remember "Your Support Is Our Life Support."
Be well and stay safe,
The answer is YES they met their goal!
People's Health Clinic is kicking up its heels with pride and gratitude as Walk for 21 - 21 Cheers for 21 Years was a tremendous success! More than 500 walkers, which included patient families and People's Health Clinic employees, strutted their stuff, sauntered, strolled, and maybe even staggered - all to hit the magic 21 mile goal by August 21st!
The Clinic is so grateful to its friends of the Clinic for registering, donating and taking part in the silent auction to support People's Health Clinic during this time of COVID-19. Every donation aids the Clinic in its mission to provide quality healthcare to the uninsured in Summit and Wasatch Counties. Not able to take part in Walk for 21?
There is still time to make a donation - click on the link below.
Walk For 21 - A Walking Success!
We've Done It!!!
People's Health Clinic
Is NOW A VFC Clinic
During the last few months People's Health Clinic staff has worked hard to become a qualified VFC-Vaccines for Children - provider. As a VFC Clinic, the nonprofit can now administer no-cost vaccinations such as; DTAP, MMR, HepA, HepB, HPV, Influenza and others that may be needed to help keep uninsured children in Summit and Wasatch County safe. Vaccines may be given from birth through age 18 years.
Additionally, a VFC standing will now allow People's Health Clinic to receive and dispense COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. "With the imminent arrival of a COVID-19 vaccination, the biggest challenge will be logistics and getting community members vaccinated quickly," said Beth Armstrong, executive director of People's Health Clinic. "Becoming a VFC Clinic is a great accomplishment as it will allow our most vulnerable population to be vaccinated, thus slowing the spread of the virus."
To schedule your child for a vaccine, please call 435-333-1850 or visit www.peopleshealthclinic.org
Look who's joining our team...
Ms. Jen Meyer joins PHC
to educate diabetes patientes!
Jen Meyer, a registered nurse and diabetes educator, will begin working with People's Health Clinic diabetes patients on October 1, 2020. She will provide education and coaching on diet and how different foods affect blood sugars, insulin management, and the prevention of complications such as heart and kidney disease, blindness and amputation.
She will also create a customized care program for each person. Her position is made possible by a generous donation from the Mairi Leining Family.
"Diabetes is special to me because my eight year old boy was diagnosed with type one at six years," said Jen. "With the diagnosis of my son I looked at nursing in a different way and wanted to give people with diabetes hope they can live a normal life and manage their disease."
Ms. Meyer is joining the PHC team because many patients with diabetes need further diabetes education to help manage their disease and their risk for complications.
The goal: for individuals to receive at least 10 hours of education in a year. Tele-visits and interpretation services will be offered.
And, the National Charity League will be donating and providing healthy eating goodie bags with recipes and dry goods to each person.
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applications, or to stay in touch with family and friends.
As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, Comcast is devoting its resources to help support our community to keep people connected to what matters most.
Extending 60 days of free Internet service to new Internet Essentials customers through 2020.
Keeping open the nation's largest network of public WiFi hotspots for free for anyone who needs them for free throughout 2020.
- Continuing to help college students stay connected with $150 Visa prepaid card - covering about two months of Internet service to help them get back to school.
Helping to create a more equitable, just and inclusive society, Comcast is developing a comprehensive, multiyear plan to allocate $100 million to fight injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability.
Making our network not just stronger, but smarter to deliver fast, reliable internet speeds for customers to browse, videoconference, stream and game as connectivity continues to be more important than ever.
VOTE NOW-Park City's BEST! -People's Health Clinic Best Non-profit!
Park City's BEST is back and in celebration of Park City and its remarkable offerings, we ask you to VOTE now and designate People's Health Clinic as the Best Nonprofit.
This is your chance to let everyone know that during this time of COVID-19, you understand People's Health Clinic is making a difference in the lives of uninsured individuals and keeping families and community members safe.
Click on the link below and scroll to the bottom to fill in Park City's Best Nonprofit with People's Health Clinic
Vote now through September 30th. Results will be published in the Park Record on October 31st
PHC - the Lucky Recipient of Two
Maelin and Haley!
Welcome Maelin and Haley! People's Health Clinic is fortunate to receive two VISTAs volunteers to work with and support Clinic staff.
The Americorps Volunteers in Service to America (Americorps VISTA) program is an opportunity for individuals to give back to their communities for an extended amount of time. In return for their service, VISTAs receive education credit and a small monthly living stipend. PHC has relied on Americorps VISTAs to augment the PHC staff for years.
Maelin Sorenson grew up in Heber, is bilingual and has plans to apply to PA school next year. Haley Dees grew up in Park City and is currently applying to medical school. Both serve at the Clinic working in the lab, drawing blood, interpreting, and taking vital signs. They serve as liaisons to our volunteer providers and support staff.
"We are so fortunate to have Maelin and Haley with us for the next calendar year to help our Clinic run smoothly," said Rachelle Flinn, clinical services manager. "When you see them in Clinic, please be sure to thank them for their service!"
Thank you for supporting People's Health Clinic during this difficult time. We are so grateful.
Bank of America
Deer Valley Resort
Girls' Giving Fund
George & Delores Eccles Foundation
The Leining Family
Marriot Daughters Foundation
Moses Family Charitable Fund
Mountainlands Community Housing Association
National Association of Free Clinics
PC Community Church
PC Community Foundation
PC Community Foundation Municipal
PC Sunrise Rotary Club
Richard & Nancy Marriott Foundation
State of Utah
Sundance Family Fund
Utah Medical Association Foundation
Whitney Realty Corp
Thank you to the wonderful donors who provided a wellness lifeline to our patients. We are so grateful for your gift.
Amann, Scott & Kathleen
Apel, Paul & Pamela
Barry, John & Tina
Bleil, Lynn & Richard
Bob & Vicki Mercer
Brezoveck, Jim & Marilyn
Brown, Greg & Marilyn
Campbell, Jack & Jane
Conaghan, John & Mary
Devaney, Bob & Betsy
Farnell, Rick & Alix
Fischer Family Charitable Fund
Fisher, Blake & Linda
Flatt, Robert & Letty
Gershen, Rich & Karen Watson
Greenwald, Bruce & Rona
Hawkey, Robert & Lynn
Hedges, Kathleen & Grant
Hodgman Family Foundation
Janet & Mark Van Hartesvelt
Janet Van Hartesvelt
Jewish Communal Fund
John & Maura Hanrahan
Kathie Marriott Manangan
Kohout, Mary Lou
Mary Lyons Brown
Moses, , Jim & Sue
Moss, Brenda & Scott
Mrs. Jenny Dorsey
Mullane, Eileen & Terry
National Charity League
Neal, Charles & Barbara
Network For Good
O'Malley, Lauren & Michael
People's Health Clinic
Pick, Dick & Sally
Pignatelli, Dyan & Jim
Quinn Family Charitable Foundation
R. Scott amann
Ryan, William & Susan
Sarah Stein & Michael Cohn Fund
Schloesser, Margie & Peter
Sean Padgett & Ann-Margaret White
Stein Family Charitable Fund
Steve & Marla Graybill
Stevens, Julie & Ritch
Strasser, Richard & Pauline
Taylor, Rebecca & Doug
The B&L Foundation
Tom & Ann Hannigan
Urankar, Richard & Karen
Ward, Brian & Betsy
Wray, Brigitta M