Uniting for Public Health
DAP Health Insights – Monday, April 26, 2021, from David Brinkman, CEO
Our Health Clinicians Take an Active Role in Wellness
Spending more time at home during the pandemic means many people are less active. That’s why we’re helping everyone get the message about fitness by spotlighting the personal wellness habits of our clinicians. Each one has a different way of staying active, and all of them want their patients to get the right amount of exercise.
“Even though it might take some effort to change your lifestyle, especially if you’re living with physical limitations or you’ve been sedentary for a long time, it is so worth the effort because the quality of your life will improve dramatically,” says Dr. Jill Gover, manager of Behavioral Health. Learn more here.
Pulling Together to Fight Syphilis and HIV
We were already battling syphilis and HIV epidemics, but pandemic life has caused so many people to avoid testing and treatment that the CDC doesn’t believe new cases will stop anytime soon.
We offered mobile STI testing and mail-in self-HIV testing early in the pandemic. But it takes working with community partners to really make a difference.
We are collaborating closely with our ally Planned Parenthood to bring more testing and treatment to everyone in the Coachella Valley, and to create new frameworks for serving our community better. You can read more about the syphilis epidemic and DAP Health’s work with Planned Parenthood in The Desert Sun here.