Conference aims to ensure CT residents are aware of range of behavioral health programs throughout the state
Windsor, Conn (October 9, 2019) Veyo, the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) broker for the state of Connecticut sent two of its Clinical Coordinators to participate in the iCAN Conference, held Thursday September 26th at the Artists Collective in Hartford. The conference was organized by the Consumer and Family Advisory Council (CFAC) in partnership with the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CTBHP). Now in its fifth year, the iCAN Conference works to ensure Connecticut residents are aware of the behavioral health programs, services and resources throughout the state.
An integral member of the state’s Medicaid system, Veyo sent two Clinical Coordinators to the conference to make sure all conference participants’ questions and concerns were addressed.
“We’re always excited to send our employees to conferences and events that let us interact with the community,” said Veyo President, Josh Komenda. “iCAN is a great event, and really focuses on showing participants options and ideas to live a more full and self-sufficient life. As Connecticut’s NEMT broker, we provide members with transportation to and from their medical appointments, which includes mental and behavioral health appointments. We fit very well with the goal of iCAN and we’re happy we got the chance to participate.”
The two Veyo employees attended the event for approximately six hours and spoke with a variety of conference attendees and participants who visited the Veyo booth. “I’m glad I was able to attend the iCAN conference,” said Jaime Gallion, Veyo Clinical Coordinator. “It was a great opportunity to speak with community members and learn more about what they think about Veyo. As a Clinical Coordinator, I’m able to help people and give back to the community. The conference was a chance to meet and talk with other folks who are just as committed to helping people.”
One of the conference attendees to visit the Veyo booth was Cathy Flippen, an Independent Driver Provider (IDP). “It was great to be able to talk with Veyo employees at the iCAN conference,” said Flippen. “I’ve been working as an IDP with Veyo for a while now and have really enjoyed it so far. As an IDP, I’m able to set my own hours and I feel like I’m giving back by helping people get to or from their medical appointments.”
The two Veyo employees were also able to pose for a photograph with Roderick Winstead, Manager, Integrated Care Unit, Division of Health Services.
Included in the photo from left to right: Jaime Gallion, Roderick Winstead, Arrika Denbin.
Veyo, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a full-service transportation brokerage designed specifically for healthcare. Veyo has reinvented the patient transportation model by integrating consumer technology with rideshare fleets to decrease costs and increase efficiency. Veyo is delivering dramatically higher levels of reliability, quality, and transparency to customers, partners, and members. Operating in seven states with over 18 million completed trips and a 97.1% on-time rate, we’re changing NEMT – one trip at a time. For more information about Veyo, please visit www.veyo.com.
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