Community Health and Men's Promotion Summit (CHAMPS)
Rating: 4.81 stars 27 27 reviews
Atlanta GA USA
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.
Uninsured, Underinsured, low-income men 18 years of age and older.
Geographic areas served:
Atlanta Metropolitan Area, Georgia
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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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!
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
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