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 brockinstitute@evms.edu.

To submit a project for inclusion in this database, please complete the M. Foscue Brock Institute Database Survey.

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Community and Global Health Projects:

EVMS Urology: Africa Trip with IVUmed

For over 5 years, the Department of Urology chairman brings a few residents and a fellow on 2-4 week long trips to various African countries with IVUmed (formerly International Volunteers in Urology). The greater mission of IVUmed in Africa is to help provide urology care on a continent where treatment resources are severely lacking.

EVMS: Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO) Home/Host School

The Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO) Collaborative facilitates global mobility for final year students pursuing clinical, research, or public health electives outside their home country. EVMS joined GHLO in 2013 under the joint role of a host and home school, providing students opportunities to go abroad as well as opportunities for students from other medical schools around the world to study at EVMS.

Exchange Program with Bar Ilan Medical School in Sfat, Israel

EVMS is developing a sister school exchange program with Bar Ilan University Medical School. The first phase involves a student exchange program funded by private donors and the Maimonides Society of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. The program will start in the 2013-14 academic year with two EVMS students and two BIU students completing a four week elective abroad in their last year of medical studies.

Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program Internship

As part of the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling program, students must complete three semester-long internships with local counseling centers. Students spend three days per week at their respective sites, which include both civilian and veteran treatment facilities.


Haiti HOPES partners health professions students with attending physicians and residents to go to on pre-established abroad locations during the winter and spring breaks to provide basic healthcare clinics and public health projects.  The purposes of these trips are to serve the indigenous populations in the locations, while continuing to foster ongoing relationships with these communities and EVMS. 

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

In partnership with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and Sentara, EVMS provides annual free head and neck cancer screenings, and also participates at off site screenings.

Healthy Norfolk

Healthy Norfolk will impact obesity and community health racial/ethnic minorities across the city of Norfolk, as well as prioritize neighborhoods with large racial/ethnic minority populations for interventions.

Healthy Portsmouth

Healthy Portsmouth is a city-wide health and wellness initiative led by a group of community leaders committed to changing the policies, systems and environments that affect our neighborhoods, schools and workplaces in order to improve the health of citizens in Portsmouth, VA.

Help and Emergency Response (HER) Shelter

The H.E.R. Shelter is a private, non-profit agency that has a 24-hour emergency hotline where a trained advocate can assist individuals in need with information, referrals, or when appropriate, can provide 30-day emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and homeless individuals as well as their children. EVMS Family and Community residents provide weekly medical care.

HIV Peer Educators

The purpose of the HIV Peer Educator program is to educate and empower HIV+ persons to carry out normal daily activities, take a more active informed role in their medical treatment and manage the emotional ups and down of living with HIV/AIDS.

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