Public Health Awareness, Advocacy and Resources

informational flyer containing an image of a white man with short brown hair wearing a light blue t shirt and blue jeans sitting a wheelchair in an outside setting shaking the hand of and smiling at another white male in an outdoor setting and text that reads we are here t ofurther support our consumers and community with extended covid related resources and services through a newly established position Social Support and Resource Specialist


New grant-funded Public Health Worker positionSocial Support and Resource Specialist – added June, 2022

This position was established to address both the ongoing and emerging needs of our communities and individuals related to the Covid-19 pandemic and to identify and prepare for future public health challenges. This includes functions like outreach, education and assisting individuals with disabilities in accessing and receiving various vaccinations, testing, support, information and resources available to them in their communities. [see also our COVID-19 Resource Page]

This includes information, resources, support and referrals relating to:

  • Covid-19
  • New, emerging or spreading public health issues, concerns or outbreaks
  • Long-Covid and other chronic conditions
  • Long-Covid and Chronic Illness Support Groups
  • Vaccine access
  • Vaccine hesitancy
  • Testing access & acquiring home tests
  • Mitigating Medicaid coverage losses when the Public Health Emergency ends
  • Continually offering updated COVID-19 information and resources through our COVID Resource Page
  • Barriers related to mental health access, social connections, employment access and more
  • Work place accommodations
  • Barriers to housing and reasonable accommodation requests
  • Emergency preparedness
  • and much more!


Amy Ballinger, Social Support and Resource Specialist
785-841-0333 ext. 119
or direct line: 785-371-1646