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Stephenson speaks on Pediatric OT

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On Monday, Brian Stephenson, Director of Occupational Therapy at Compass Community Health Care Center was the guest speaker at the Portsmouth Rotary luncheon in the Shawnee State University Sodexo Ballroom.

Stephenson opened by explaining not only rehabilitation and geriatric patients have a need for occupational therapy, but children do sometimes, as well.

“Children have certain things they need to do independently, too,” Stephenson said. “We want to help them have functional independence and quality of life.”

When occupation is mentioned most people think of a career: professor, banker or employment of some kind.

“A child’s occupation is play,” he said. That is how the therapy is designed, keeping children in mind.

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Compass Community Health receives Award

Compass Community Health (CCH) announces the receipt of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) PRAPARE Health Center Engagement and Innovation Award.

PRAPARE (Protocol for Respond to and Assessing Patients Assets, Risks and Experiences) is a national standardized assessment tool that allows health centers to collect data on the social determinants of health such as neighborhood safety, environmental quality, transportation needs, housing availability, employment, access to food, and a patient’s health risk for chronic conditions.

The Engagement and Innovation Award purpose is to identify, support, and learn from health center’s unique uses of PRAPARE and to disseminate those models and lessons learned to enhance the use of PRAPARE across health centers and more patients.

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