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!
Professional with expertise in this field,07/28/2010
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!