Welcome to the M. Foscue Brock Institute’s Community and Global Health Projects Database
This database tracks ongoing community health projects and partnerships here at EVMS. To browse the database, simply scroll through the full listings below, or use the search parameters to narrow your results. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit a project for inclusion in this database, please complete the M. Foscue Brock Institute Database Survey.
Community and Global Health Projects:
EVMS physicians and residents regularly provide acute care, as well as chronic disease management and basic prescription services, at the Portsmouth Homeless Clinic within the Oasis Social Ministry. The ministry also provides a number of other services for Portsmouth's homeless population.
The Graduate Program in Public Health of the School of Health Professions at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, VA has established a 3 to 5 year educational partnership with the State Medical and Pharmaceutical University "Nicolae Testimetsanu" (SMPU) of the Republic of Moldova in Chisinau, Moldova. The partnership affords second-year MPH graduate students of EVMS the opportunity to undertake a Community Practicum at SMPU in Chisinau, Moldova.
Every year, EVMS second and fourth year medical students, along with MPH students, collaborate with medical students from UVA, VCU and VCOMM and the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps providing care to the uninsured and indigent population in Wise County, West Virginia.
The Salvation Army Club works with the homeless population of Norfolk. They aim to build relationships between future health care providers and people in need in the local community. The club also aims to promote health literacy and health resource awareness among the homeless population of Norfolk via discussions between club volunteers and the homeless individuals they encounter.
EVMS Sight Savers is a community service opportunity at Eastern Virginia Medical School that provides free glaucoma screenings to the Hampton Roads community of Virginia. They target disadvantaged populations and minorities, provide educational material and promote awareness of eye diseases, act as a source of referral to free services offered through the Lions Club in Norfolk.
Working with the families and the community, with a goal to help give these children the chance for a better life, a collective impact initiative has been created called United for Children: Young Terrace. EVMS is taking the lead in integrating health into the programs of P. B. Young Elementary School, which serves Young Terrace students in pre-kindergarten through grade 5 and Booker T. Washington High School.
Under the Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care Program, EVMS has instigated a 5-year program to increase the number of veteran physician assistant graduates who become primary care clinicians and teachers.
The Code of Virginia requires that all hospitals with newborn nurseries and all hospitals with neonatal intensive care services will screen the hearing of all newborns prior to discharge. Dr. Strasnick, chair of the EVMS Otolaryngology department, oversees the protocol for the statewide hearing detection and intervention program.
EVMS sends physicians, residents and students to the Western Tidewater Free Clinic, which provides high-quality, non-emergency health care to residents of Western Tidewater who cannot otherwise afford it.