“…though my soul be set in darkness
It will rise in perfect light,
I have loved the stars too fondly
To be fearful of the night.”
– Sarah Williams – 1868
We are all emerging cautiously from over two years of an insidious virus and conscious of the post-illness consequences. It is more critical than ever that we have hope to help us deal with the unknowns and uncertainties of tomorrow.
The launch of the OMF-supported MERC (Medical Education Resource Center) at BHC is a welcomed partnership that will help BHC accelerate and expand our ambitious plans to infiltrate medicine and impact the access of informed and compassionate care for all who suffer from multi-system Chronic Complex Diseases (msCCD), such as ME/CFS, FM, post-viral syndromes, and related comorbidities.
BHC has always believed that the way to impact medical systems to embrace, understand, diagnose, and treat these illnesses is to become the leader in provider education and deliver through every channel and outlet of professional education possible. The BHC MERC accelerates that effort.
While located in Salt Lake City, Utah, BHC has already shown impact from coast to coast and in countries around the world. The demand and opportunity for growth is built on the successful reputation and foundation of BHC’s current educational programming.
The BHC MERC is specifically focused on educating provider professionals across the spectrum of the health care system. Serving as the MERC Medical Director, Dr. Lucinda Bateman has begun behind-the-scenes medical relations work with professional colleagues to seek input, guidance, and help influence pathways of delivery.
BHC also remains committed to patient education, support, and content in addition to the MERC collaboration. One new offering in development is a hand-out of focused information for patients to share with their healthcare providers. In addition, BHC will share a medical education resource each Monday with the hashtag #MedEdMonday. One of BHC’s key social media objectives is to disseminate meaningful information to patients and caregivers. Please consider following our social media channels and sharing the information.
BHC continues the research projects introduced to you earlier in 2022. We highly value your participation in research and acknowledge the sacrifice and service provided by all participants. Science cannot move forward without you. (see research section below for current study recruitment).
The BHC MERC and clinical trials for ME/CFS and long COVID are signs of progress and hope that we are excited to share with you. The ongoing challenges of operating a clinic and the need to raise funds to support our outreach programs and maintain the level of care we provide cannot be overstated. Your support and generosity are welcomed and appreciated.
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