Community Health Advocate Program
Pediatric Medical Associates is excited to introduce a new resource to our patients! Our new Community Health Advocate (CHA), Sonja Simon, is here to help you and your family get in touch with the resources you need, especially during this difficult time. Our CHA works with your provider to connect you and your family with local community resources ranging from mental health, housing, transportation, and much more! We want to ensure that you receive the help you and your family need, so that nothing stands in the way of your health and wellness.
Here are a few examples of resources she can help with:
- Employment/Financial assistance
- Counseling/Social Support
- Substance Use
- Child Care
- Car Seat/Clothing/Furniture
- Health Coverage
- Safety (emotional/physical)
- Support for Children (diapers, formula, school enrollment, academic support, etc.)
- Support Groups
- And other resources as needed
How to Get Connected to Our CHA
Please call the front desk, or ask your provider at your next appointment if you’d like to be connected to our CHA. We are currently offering both in person and virtual visits to discuss and asses what we can do for you and your family. Pediatric Medical Associates is dedicated to helping our patients get connected with community resources and want to be sure to clarify that this resource is free of charge to you regardless of your insurance.
Sonja Simon began her advocacy career in 2013 after realizing her passion for assisting at-risk youth and other vulnerable populations. Throughout the years, Sonja has worked with countless families to provide stability through community resources and outreach programs. Her ability to foster partnerships with Sacramento based organizations has allowed her to thrive in roles involving mentorship and rapport building. As a Community Health Advocate, Sonja’s enthusiasm and her desire to help others will continue to benefit the families with whom she comes in contact. Sonja practices self-care by way of attending concerts and visits to the beach, as both bring her much joy.