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Vida Family Medicine

Our Direct Primary Care (DPC) model and small practice size allows patients to spend more time with the doctor with minimal to no time in the waiting room.

Contacts N' Coffee - May Edition!

"Strategies to Keep Employees Safer When Re-opening Businesses and Returning to Work"

Until we can all meet again in person and share some delicious food and tasty coffee together, we will continue to meet virtually via the internet. 

The format will be identical to our previous Contacts N' Coffee events in that you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself, your position, the entity that you represent, what it is that your entity provides and, importantly, what entity/entities might make a great referral for you. (Of course, it would not be Contacts N' Coffee without having a fun/silly question to answer as well!)

It is more important now than ever to reach out and develop strong business connections! We are all in this together and it is a lot better to not have to overcome these challenges that we currently face alone. So, put on your professional smile, crank up the enthusiasm, seize the moment and shine!

"Strategies to Keep Employees Safer When Re-opening Businesses and Returning to Work"

Featured Presenter - Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH

Our Featured Presenter will be Dr. Amber Hogan Mitchell, President and Executive Director for the International Safety Center.  Dr. Mitchell has devoted her entire professional career to ensuring worker and workplace safety. 

Now that our State has been implementing measures in which to re-open our economy, it is imperative that organizations develop and implement a plan in which to keep their employees as safe as possible.   Creating a safer work environment can not only keep employees healthy and safe but can also assist in curbing employee anxieties, therefore creating a better work experience with higher levels of productivity.

Dr. Mitchell will provide us (in a science-based manner, free of political slants or biases) with some templates and strategies that will assist us in making a safer work environment a reality.  


We are aware that, along with questions involving worker and workplace safety, you may have other COVID-19-related questions that you would like to someone with Dr. Mitchell's level of expertise.  In order to provide you with this opportunity, we will offer an Extended Q&A Session for this event.

Please Register for this Virtual Event at:



Dr. Mitchell is the International Safety Center’s President and Executive Director.  The Center distributes the Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet®) to hospitals to measure occupational exposures to sharps injuries and other blood and body fluid exposures.  Dr. Mitchell's career has been focused on public health and occupational safety and health related to preventing infectious disease.  She has worked in the uniformed services, public, private, and academic sectors. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Occupational Health and Safety section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Dr. Mitchell began her career as the first OSHA National Bloodborne Pathogens Coordinator and has received several Secretary of Labor Excellence awards for her work on bioterrorism and public preparedness.  She is a Senior Science Adviser for the NIEHS Worker Training Program for COVID19 response.  She holds a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a Master’s in Public Health from The George Washington University.  She is Certified in Public Health as a member of the very first CPH cohort offered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.