Greetings, Dear Mission of Hope Friends;
We are so thrilled to inform you that RAM (Remote Area Medical) is coming to Harlan County, KY, to conduct a FREE Healthcare Clinic at the Harlan County High School on Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th. We are also extremely glad that our dear MOH Friends at ARH (Appalachian Regional Healthcare) are the primary underwriting sponsor for this much needed event for those in dire need of healthcare assistance.
We will be assisting with this event. And, we would encourage all of our MOH healthcare professional friends & supporters (doctors, dentists, eye doctors, nurses, etc.) to sign up to help RAM. You can learn more about helping them as a healthcare professional at www.ramusa.org. The Mission of Hope will also provide 1,000 hygiene bags (toothbrushes, toothpastes, soap bars, shampoos, health bran bars & fruit items) to give out to those who come for healthcare assistance those days.
Please note the information below sent to us by our Mission of Hope friends at Appalachian Regional Healthcare
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director – Mission of Hope
RAM Schedules Harlan County, KY Healthcare Event for Spring 2013
Remote Area Medical, or RAM, is an internationally-renowned group of volunteer healthcare providers who offer their skills to those in need. RAM volunteers and students from a variety of medical, dental, optometry, nursing and other professional schools, will be coming to Harlan, KY, on March 23-24; to deliver a host of FREE Medical Services to those in the local Community. These will include dental, vision, and medical services. The clinic will be performed at the Harlan County, KY High School.
Remote Area Medical, or RAM; has provided many of these events across the country and a large part of RAM’s mission is to meet the needs of people in the Appalachian region but this will be their first activity in Harlan County, KY.
Students from the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville Schools of Dentistry; are already being recruited, along with Physicians, Nurses, Optometrists, and many other Healthcare Professionals from around the State.
The CDC in Atlanta is sending a small team to perform a clinical check on parasites in the blood in the remote area of Kentucky. While prevalent in 1980s, the parasites have not been studied since; and the CDC Team wants to know if they are still rampant. It is a simple blood draw that will be taken to CDC Labs in Atlanta for study there. Their report will be made available to Public Health Agencies in the area upon completion.
Harlan, KY ARH Hospital; is serving as Host and Sponsor for this Event. In that role, ARH provides staff for logistical support and general event coordination, RAM Volunteer management, Community liaison activities, and other required duties.
More RAM info is available at www.ramusa.org.