Community Health Advocate Program
Pediatric Medical Associates is excited to introduce a new resource to our patients! Our new Community Health Advocate (CHA), Michelle Pelletier, 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.
Michelle Pelletier, MSW, comes to Pediatric Medical Associates after over 10 years in the child welfare field as a social worker. She received her Bachelors and Masters of Social Work degrees at California State University Sacramento.
Over the years, Michelle has gained an extensive knowledge of community resources that she is happy to share with the patients she works with. Her passion is working with families and providing them with the support they need.
Michelle assisted with the October 2019 implementation of the CHA program at Capital OB/GYN and is excited to launch the program at PMA. The greatest satisfaction she has experienced as a CHA is being able to build rapport with patients and provide them with the resources and support needed while they experience adversity. She has two daughters and loves to spend time with her family.