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Review for Community Health and Men's Promotion Summit (CHAMPS), Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Dr. Bennett is the founder of CHAMPS. He is also my doctor. He successfully treated me for prostate cancer and guided me through the recovery process (which was complicated). While in recovery, I attended an event in 2008. It was well organized, many physcians, nurses,a variety of healthcare personell and volunteers with no special training. Not only did patients receive a complete healthcare screening they also recieved one-on-one counseling with a physician after all tests and exams were completed - Before they walked out the door. What amazes me, in 2008 and 2009, was the large number of people who had insurance, but just do not see their doctors. The most common explanation is ductibles are so high, they feel like they do not have insurance. The cost for this type of exam, in the open market wourd be several thousand dollars. However due to the hard work of Dr. Bennett and his volunteers the actual cost is around $100/patient examined. I find that to be the best bargain in healthcare today. Cost to the patient -NOTHING. Thanks to money, products and services donated by the companies and people of Atlanta, Georgia. This started out as a prostate awareness program and is now full medical exam program. In between patients the physicians are also doing educational presentations to the audience, to give them a better grasp on better health and tips on how to stay healthy and recognize early warning sighns. Dr. Bennett saved my life. His organization CHAMPS and its volunteers every year do the same thing for any person who attends the event. Regardless of economic or insurance status. Thank You CHAMPS GAT - Former board member

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

Hard work the volunteers do in the months prior to the event

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

All fields in healthcare

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

be a nationally recognized and integral part of bringing better healthcare to America's citizens and be a frontrunner in preventive medicine

Ways to make it better...

the public would recognize it for what it does for general health and not think of it as an event focused on prostate cancer and disease

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

the economy and its effect on philantrophy

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

Big Philantropic organizations with an interest on healthcare can partner with CHAMPS, collect data and really understand the healthcare needs of America's people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I helped with fundraising/and the event.