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Military Lessons Drive Covid-19 Vaccine Plan at Philadelphia Health Center

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Operations, Promising Practice

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Patient Centered Medical Home.

Keywords: Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Health Care Facilities, Immunization, Medical Home.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Outreach Staff

Language: English

Sponsored by: National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Developed by: Direct Relief (See other resources developed by this organization). In collaboration with Public Health Management Corporation.

Resource Summary: Retired Major Dr. Robert Heininger was responsible for health policies on his military base in Georgia and is now applying what he learned to operation of five Federally Qualified Health Centers, specifically around administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

Resource Details: Retired Major Dr. Robert Heininger was responsible for designing and implementing policies to help ensure the health and fighting capability of everyone on the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield military base. Now the medical director of Philadelphia’s Public Health Management Corporation, a nonprofit that operates five Federally Qualified Health Centers and provides 127,000 visits to 27,000 patients annually, Heininger is applying lessons he learned while in the military to help administer as many Covid-19 vaccines to his patients, and the community he serves, as possible.

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