Community Health And Men's Promotion Summit (Champs)

Rating: 4.81 stars   27 reviews

Issues:

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.
Target demographics: Uninsured, Underinsured, low-income men 18 years of age and older.
Geographic areas served: Atlanta Metropolitan Area, Georgia
Programs: Includes FREE health screenings (prostate and colorectal cancer screenings, blood pressure screenings, diabetes screenings, cholesterol screenings, HIV/AIDS testing, dental screenings, BMI readings) disease counseling, mental health experts, health exhibits, seminars, and much more!
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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.

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

 
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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.

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

 
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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.

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

 
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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.

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

 
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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.

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

 
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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.

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

 
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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.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

CHAAMPS is a wonderful asset to the Atlanta community, providing critical and timely healthcare to men who otherwise would not recieve care. I hope they continue to grow in the community.

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

Helped to give healthcare to men in the Atlanta area/

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Last year was my first time volunteering for CHAMPS and it was a great and exciting event. I appreciate what this is doing for the community in continuous care of african american men. It is very important that these type of events are done on a regular basis. I had a great time volunteering and I look forward to this upcoming event again in September. I had a blast.

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

By working as a volunteer, I really enjoyed the staff and others that I worked with on last year. I enjoyed it so much, I would have wanted to work for them and their clinic as a medical assistant. Very good teamwork involvement.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Last September was my first time volunteering with CHAMPS. It was a great experience and I was very impress by the sheer turn out of volunteers and clients. That spoke volumes to me. I look forward to volunteering again this year in September because I feel that this experience is worthy of my time.

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

my short time volunteering there.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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