How Community Members Can Help A Stressed System

As healthcare organizations and caregivers navigate another challenging winter, the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is sharing these basic measures that community members can take to help support the system:

  • Practice patience and civility for the healthcare workers on the front lines
  • Keep up with regular medical appointments and do not hesitate to seek care in emergency situations
  • Seek care from your doctor or local urgent care center when appropriate
  • Get your flu shot and keep up with COVID-19 boosters
  • Remain vigilant about COVID-19 symptoms and exposure
  • Take the easy step of creating a personal care plan and designating a health care proxy

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