Griffin Hospital’s Community Health Resource Center, 130 Division St., Derby, invites the community to a free talk about the Planetree Patient Centered Model of Care Monday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m.

Alan Manning, vice president of operations for Planetree, will explain what patient-centered care means and why it matters to patients, caregivers and the community.

Headquartered in Griffin Hospital, Planetree is a non-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create patient-centered care in healing environments.

This free program is part of the Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital’s Planetree Programs Health Education, a series of forums to help improve the health of the community.

To register or for more information, call Kerry or Deborah at 203-732-7399.

The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital is a traditional library that provides an array of medical and health information, including a large collection of easy to read health and lifestyle related materials. The center is open to the public to educate themselves on ways to enhance their well-being, prevent illness and play an active role in decisions about their health.