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HERO is a program established by LECOM Health as a part of the Pennsylvania Department of Health LTC RISE program (Long-Term Care Resiliency, Infrastructure Supports, and Empowerment).
In addition to supporting the COVID-19 outbreak response in long-term care facilities (LTCF), HERO will enhance the quality of care and the ability to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks, including COVID-19 in Northwest Pennsylvania’s long-term care facilities by:

  • Promoting professional development: increasing protective factors in resilience, wellness, and mental health; decreasing stress and risk of burnout among health professionals, and using the evidence-supported, rapid deployment of training, resources, and support to LTCF staff, teams, and leaders.
  • Supporting the journey to become age-friendly health systems by aligning infection prevention and control and emergency preparedness efforts with best practices.
  • Building a sustainable outbreak response operation using available resources in the community and region that can be activated when necessary to mitigate future infectious disease outbreaks.
  • HERO Counties Served: Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, and Warren

Learn more about LTC RISE 2.0



Emergency Preparedness Resource Directory (HAPevolve)

IPC Resources for LTC RISE Teams

Health Worker Burnout — Current Priorities of the U.S. Surgeon General (hhs.gov)

  • HERO Resiliency Resources E-book
  • Transmission Interrupted Podcast: Healthcare Professionals Resiliency & Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Ready, Set, Test: CDC booklet for ensuring facility staff has the basic training necessary to safely and accurately perform testing.
  • Ready? Set? Test! Patient Testing is Important. Get the Right Results | CDC
  • How to become an Age-Friendly Health System
  • PA Health Alert Network (PA-HAN)
  • Northern Tier Health Care Coalition (NTHCC) / PA Healthcare Preparedness Program
  • Free emotional, physical, spiritual, and vocational wellness website/app
  • Influenza Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities: Toolkit for Facilities
  • COVID-19 Infection Control and Outbreak Response Toolkit for Long-Term Care
  • CDC Project Firstline: Infection Control



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HERO Facility Needs Assessment    2024 CE Tuesday Powerpoints     2024 CE Wednesday Powerpoints

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