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Dr. Mitchell will provide an overview of COVID-19 and the public health response in Maryland, and discuss how home health care providers can best serve their patients in these challenging circumstances.
As COVID-19 continues to circulate, home health care providers face two challenges. First, they must keep themselves and their patients safe from COVID-19. Second, and equally challenging, they must evaluate clinically the ways in which COVID-19 could complicate the care of their patients if they become infected. Even mild infections carry significant risks for people with comorbid conditions, and home health care providers must evaluate both risks and appropriate responses on a daily basis.
About the Speaker
Dr. Clifford Mitchell
Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH is the Director of the Environmental Health Bureau, in the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maryland Department of Health. He is responsible for a wide array of public health projects in the Bureau, including weekly COVID-19 updates.
Dr. Mitchell joined the Maryland Health Department in 2006, after 14 years on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the Health Department, Dr. Mitchell oversees a wide array of projects in the Bureau, including a home visiting program for children with asthma. He has served on several state and national health advisory committees and has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications and reports Dr. Mitchell received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, his MPH from Johns Hopkins, and his M.S. from MIT.