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:
The EVTC consists of the major health care delivery systems in the Eastern Virginia Region and was formed to meet the rising need for telemedicine. Its goals include determining technical and clinical standards for telehealth, serving as a communication and collaboration forum, developing research and assessment protocols for telehealth, support for members' external funding pursuits, and developing educational programs for healthcare providers and patients on the use of telehealth.
The state of Virginia, including the Virginia Department of Health and two academic medical centers, plans a two-phase demonstration to improve the percentage of adults with SCD who are in SCD specialty care (Phase I) and to increase adherence to hydroxyurea in eligible SCD adults (Phase II).
Every Woman's Life provides free mammograms, pelvic exams, breast and cervical screening exams and pap screens to uninsured women who qualify according to program guidelines. Access to these screening exams and services offers early detection, improves treatment options, and greatly increases survival rates. The goal of Every Woman's Life is to increase awareness through early detection and intervention.
EVMS AIDS Resource and Consultation Center: Patient Safety & Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative
The Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative focuses on one very significant risk arena: the experience of high-risk patients (i.e., HIV/AIDS) as they encounter multiple providers and different medication practices and provide a number of services to help those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
The EVMS Breast Evaluation program is a unique care program targeted towards uninsured women in Norfolk at risk for breast cancer. The program helps patients locate medical resources as well as providing exceptional treatment.
Through the Brickell Library Outreach Initiative, EVMS librarians have provided the region's public librarians and the greater public with free training about how to find and access credible and valuable health information using the internet. In the past five years, thousands of people have attended EVMS classes at public libraries, senior centers and health fairs all over Hampton Roads on how to find online health information.
In 1994, the Center for Comprehensive Care of Immune Deficiency (C3ID) was founded at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and received its first Ryan White Title II funding, which has continued annually until the present. C3ID provides a full range of medical and social support services to HIV-positive individuals in a "one-stop-shopping" environment across the eastern region of Virginia.
Every year, M3 students complete clerkships with EVMS Family and Community Medicine. As part of this clerkship, students must spend three days at one or more of the nearly twenty community sites, such as health departments in Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach; weight loss, HIV, and maternity clinics; and other opportunities like Bon Secours' Care-a-Van.
The primary objective to the program is to decrease infant mortality through home visiting efforts. Activities utilized include one-one education, making referrals to organizations and other community programs based on an assessment and the needs identified by the client. Our population generally include low-income, child-bearing women from ages 13 to 44 years who are residents of Norfolk, VA.
EVMS Trauma Outreach for Hazardous Drinking (ETOH-D), with the support of the Trauma Department at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, is a student-run initiative designed to use the teachable moment of hospital admission to help alcohol abusers reduce their consumption. The goal of ETOH-D is to keep people out of the emergency room and reduce the burden of very preventable alcohol-related admissions and readmission.