Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) announced today that Amerigroup Georgia has funded $90,000 across three grant sponsorships to MSM health equity efforts that support the critical health needs of underserved, vulnerable Georgians.
This investment expands both the Morehouse School of Medicine H.E.A.L student-run Clinic and the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) Rural Community Health Technology Mobilization programs at Morehouse School of Medicine and funded 50 telehealth kits.
Grants from Amerigroup totaling $40,000 are allocated to the Morehouse School of Medicine H.E.A.L student-run Clinic, a free health and wellness program offered through Morehouse School of Medicine to serve the underserved, homeless, and uninsured. The clinic strives to provide concise patient education to promote disease prevention and intends to increase the diversity of healthcare through clinical experience and dynamic medical training.
NCRN Rural Community Health Technology Mobilization
Amerigroup donated $50,000 to the NCRN Rural Community Health Technology Mobilization to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority, rural, and socially vulnerable populations throughout Georgia using technology to increase access to healthcare. MSM created NCRN to provide those disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 and other pandemics and disasters, access to personalized information, support, and resources.
These kits contain the essentials needed to remotely assess and diagnose a patient if they cannot visit a clinician for in-person care. They include a blood pressure monitor, digital thermometer, oximeter, tape measure, soap sheets and hand sanitizer. Amerigroup’s donation of 50 telehealth kits to Dr. Christopher Ervin of the Morehouse School of Medicine will help to further the reach of Morehouse’s NCRN program during the pandemic.
“Morehouse School of Medicine’s mission has always been to advance health equity, and to provide the care the traditionally underserved needs, in the amount and in the way they need it. But we cannot do this important work alone, especially in light of a global pandemic. It’s through partnerships with organizations such as Amerigroup Georgia that allows us to do what we do best.”Harvey Green, SVP, Institutional Advancement and Development, Morehouse School of Medicine