Community Health and Men's Promotion Summit (CHAMPS)

Rating: 4.81 stars   27 reviews

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Location: Atlanta GA USA

Mission: Our mission is clear. To promote and raise awareness of the importance of early detection and prevention concerning health issues for men, especially in the area of prostate cancer. We exist to help eradicate the lines that enable health disparities in this world to exist. Although it is a lofty goal, we believe by providing this safety net we can pursue our mission on all fronts: awareness, education, and prevention. With these tools we believe we can provide an inexpensive opportunity for community members to learn about health promoting behaviors and make healthy lifestyle changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for the CHAMPS organization for a few years. As a volunteer I input data and helped participants navigate the health services provided when needed. The CHAMPS organization provides health services for men of the community each year, and with each passing year the fair becomes more elaborates: all the while remaining extremely organized. Research has proven that men do not readily seek out health services , so being able to bring the health services into the community is great idea. Being able to give back to the community and utilize my public health background via CHAMPS has been and still is very satisfying and rewarding.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with CHAMPS for several years and I talk about my experience all the time to any one who will listen. I have relocated to Charlotte, NC and I will still continue to come back to Atlanta to volunteer that how much I have enjoyed it and to see it grow through the years also is a blessing. I hope to find a CHAMP family here when I start looking for volunteer work.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 4 stars  

I have been volunteering with CHAMPS for the past few years and I enjoy it. This past year, I encouraged a couple of co-workers/friends to participate and they enjoyed working with CHAMPS as well. We were a part of the 1st line where we took the information from the participants and entered it into the database.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

CHAMPS is a well organized community event that allows for individuals who are in need of numerous health screenings to receive the attention that they need but are unable to get due to their health disparities. I learned about CHAMPS will I was unemployed, wanting to give back to the community. They allowed for me to still use my expertise in health care when I did not have a job.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 3 stars  

CHAMPS is an absolute great service; I have no form of insurance, cannot afford it, so I take advantage of all free medical check-ups. I was somewhat disappointed on my last two (so far) visits. My complete results were unavailable when I went to check out, even after I waited around to see if they would show up. I am not expecting that to happen again! Sorry I am not able to make a financial donation.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

I first was introduced to CHAMPS several years ago as a client participant. I felt that the CHAMPS health fair event was an excellent approach of targeting men with the opportunity to get health check-ups for free. Because I am a personal advocate for men's health, I decided to become a part of the planning committee a couple of years ago. I have also gotten my fraternity involved as volunteers and it has become an event that we all look forward to participating. The committee is great and well organized and their hard work is reflected in the annual success of this event. This is a great service to the citizens of Atlanta and I hope it continues for years to come.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

There has been many positive testamonies of people going to see a health professional for the first time in years as a result of the CHAMPS health fair. This event is prevention, intervention and a potential life saving experience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

It is said that men are less likely to have a regular healthcare provider, less likely to go to the Doctor, and more likely to avoid the signs of illness until something is broke or no longer working. I've found this to be true in men that have not been educated about health risk and signs and symptoms. In those individuals they are still living by the creed that men don't cry, if it hurts suck it up (or man up), and time taken for you is time taken away from work you need to be doing to support your family. But the opposite side of that is when men are educated they treat their illness like anything else that's broken, they work hard to fix it! In my experience once educated men are more aggressive and diligent about seeking treatment and that's what makes CHAMPS so successful. Want proof come see how many men are lined up between 7:00-8:00 AM on the day of CHAMPS (the doors for services open at 10:00 AM). When Men know they ACT!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Health access to care for community members.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Conduct CHAMPS across the Nation!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their willingness to create a welcoming environment for men at CHAMPS.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

open, knowledgeable, and willing to share in the experience.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Go Nationwide, increse a men potiential productive years of life, make a difference in the lives of more men.

Ways to make it better...

I could share my experience with others across the country.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of resources, staff and volunteers

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank God for CHAMPS!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Men are much less connected to the healthcare system than women are. Men are notoriously difficult to get to go the doctor. Men don't have much information about their health, try to solve problems on their own, and often have to take off from work just to see about their health. By setting up free screenings on a weekend day, CHAMP fills a badly needed gap, overcoming concerns about cost, providing needed information and making heathcare much more convenient to men.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've been screened at CHAMPS and found out important things about my own health early enough to do something about it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do it more often and in cities all around the country.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How many people it has helped.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach a lot more people who need helap and may not even know it.

Ways to make it better...

Screenings were held year round in locations all throughout the country.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of public awareness about men's health in general and minority men's health in particular.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Men's health isn't just about men. Men's health affects families, children, and the economy. If men had less illness, disabilty and premature death the world would be a better place for everyone.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Champs is an excellent service for men who are uninsured or underinsured to receive early prevention and detection screenings that they otherwise could not afford.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Listening to males that have been to Champs and had the screening

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Serve the entire state of Georgia

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Helping others

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve all of Georgia

Ways to make it better...

Even more males took advantage of the service

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

sponsors

One thing I'd also say is that...

it does help males who are uninsured

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I think, it is a very good event that is presented to the city of Atlanta and surrounding areas. It really builds health awareness to the male population of all ages and background.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

because some people come back every year and appreciate the services provided.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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