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Community Health and Men's Promotion Summit (CHAMPS)

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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!

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Leandrea M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Andrea64

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Data W.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CHAMPS is a wonderful organization!!! As a volunteer I got the chance to interact with a large number of people and most importantly I was able to help them take care of their healthcare needs. This organization is a great contributor to this community that is in desperate need of healthcare services. I very much enjoyed volunteering and will continue to do so at future events.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 4

What a great Summit! Last year was my first time participating as a volunteer. I have 6 yrs experience working as a Microbiology Medical Tech but I currently am a public health professional. I was able to put both skills to use at the Summit. As I performed certifuges of blood samples and the nearby HIV testing line extended past my centrifuge station, I found myself talking with men who were waiting in line about why it was so important to get HIV tested.Some wanted to leave the summit and not wait any longer in the line to get tested but I convinced some that knowing your status was worth the wait...and you know what? They agreed and decided to stay in line to get tested. I can't wait to volunteer again this year!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The health fair provided FREE services to detect illness to help prevent long-term health problems. There was a overwhelming number of participants but the event did not end until all participants were evaluated.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been assisting with CHAMPS for six years and each year it becomes bigger and better than the previous year. CHAMPS provides a great service to the Metro Atlanta community that otherwise is not there. No where else can men come and receive $2,500. worth of free health screenings.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CHAMPS is an amazing health fair. So many people came out to volunteer and even more people received valuable services that they would not have gotten otherwise.

13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Good health is fundamental to a fulfilling life.Given the harash economic times many are not as concerned with their health or they can not afford it, especially men. CHAMPS is a wonderful organization that assist with basic medical care for those who can not afford it. CHAMPS have enriched the lives of thousands!! this is a very important organization.

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with CHAMPS for 3 years now. This event allows access to healthcare for hundreds of people who otherwise are not be able to afford it.

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked the Men's Health summit for tow years and looking forward to working this year's event. It was rewarding to see so many people who would not be able to get basic health screenings do so.