FMIG provides several opportunities for you to get involved in community efforts to help improve health and awareness. Be sure to check out our concurrent programs such as Primary Care Day and DASH for Diabetes.
Contact us and learn how you can become involved in Primary Care Day!
Thriving Villages International, an NGO started by our own Dr. Fredrick, is raising money to provide microloans to families to help them afford water filters that are produced in Haiti, further assisting the local economy. Dr, Fredrick's broad-based training as a Family Physician prepared him for his work with the approximately 80,000 people in the Pestel region of Haiti.
We will be continuing our support this year through a PBL Bottled Change Challenge to raise money for water filters.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Talks take place at local high schools in the spring semester to coordinate with the curriculum within those schools. Volunteers are trained throughout the fall, learning the techniques required to present the information to high school students. The presentation to the students includes prevalence, mode of transmission, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of these talks is to provide the high school students with correct, meaningful information about STIs, to inform them about abstinence, to offer them information on how to protect themselves, and to empower them to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. These talks supplement the current health curriculum within these high schools.
Medical students interested in volunteering with STI Talks can contact psFMIG.
Dash for Diabetes is the annual 5K/1-mile walk coordinated by FMIG and Derry Township to raise proceeds and awareness for the Penn State Diabetes Center. Past race events have generated nearly $4,000 for the Diabetes Center, and we hope to generate even more this year!
If you are interested in helping with this effort, please contact Chrissy Kreider