社区卫生公平

What giving back to the community means to the Brothers of the of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter.

作为信息系统项目经理, Calvin Beidleman is responsible for information technology services for the Penn State Health Metro Harrisburg Region. 加尔文与领导一起制定策略, plan and ensure that the Information Technology is aligned with the business strategies and initiatives. 通过创新推动组织前进, the IT department provides solid foundation to support and care for the patients so that the hospital continues to be the provider of choice in the community. 与员工和领导良好合作, 加尔文以提供优质服务而自豪, so the clinicians can continue to provide the highest quality of care to the hospital’s patients, 家庭和游客.

Service to the community is the reason why the Health Fair was created. In 2018, 应领导的要求, 加尔文和普赛阿尔法兄弟会, 第三选区, ω - Psi - Phi兄弟会的未注册成员, 公司 started the Health Fair at the Gum Springs Community Center in Fairfax County, 弗吉尼亚提供了宝贵的, 向社区成员提供与健康有关的资源. The primary goals for the Health Fair were and continue to be to educate the community on w在这里 and how they can seek help, 提供现场健康检查,如血压, 牙科检查, hearing and vision exams and sexually transmitted disease testing as well as offer information on various health topics such as cancer (prostate, 乳房, 还有结肠)和心理健康.

“The Health Fair gives the chapter an opportunity to touch base with the community as well as inform them of community healthcare resources they may not be aware of,”凯文说. “The Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter partners with national and local healthcare services to provide the community with free healthcare, health screenings and health information they may not have normally been aware of. The Health Fair brings numerous health providers into a central location giving the residents, their family and friends a one stop shop to touch base with providers in one single location.”

由于COVID的限制, 2020年卫生博览会是虚拟的, 但这一章节最大限度地利用了机会.

"普赛·阿尔法·阿尔法的人, in collaboration with other community partners including the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, 公司. – Omicron Theta Zeta Chapter, were able to reach over 4,000 people virtually. 这是伟大的! T在这里 were several interactive activities presented during the Zoom including a cooking demo on how to make a meal using healthier food choices, 尊巴舞和排舞. 其他议题包括糖尿病, domestic violence and an update on COVID-19 as it was still early into the pandemic,”凯文说.

The Health Fair has also partnered with the American Cancer Society. 在虚拟会话期间, a physician would come in and give candid talks on the different types of cancer.

This year, the virtual Health Fair fell on Juneteenth (June 19, 2021). 在公平, significant historical factoids were provided to highlight and honor Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday. The inserts were very informative and a great addition for those in attendance.

“In 2019, t在这里 were about 150 people who came in-person for the chapter’s Health Fair on-site event. The Chapter expects between 200 and 300 people next year as the opportunity increases for the community providers to be back in-person,”凯文说.

2019年卫生公平.

2022年健康博览会的筹备工作已经开始. 考虑到混合模式, the chapter is preparing to host the Health Fair in-person while still offering virtual informational sessions for those who are not able to attend. 在个人方面, the fair will offer blood donations and blood pressure checks as well as vision and hearing testing. T在这里 is a possibility of the fair stretching over multiple days so that the healthcare providers can offer all their services in order for the residents to be able to utilize all of the offerings.

“We were coming back strong last year, but COVID shut us down. We’re definitely looking forward to next year,”凯文说.

When Calvin and the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter are not planning the health fairs, 他们在其他方面做志愿者. 与他们的慈善机构,伯尼·L. 贝茨基金会, the chapter hosts annual student scholarship events such as the Talent Hunt showcase, 奖学金联欢晚会, 纪念高尔夫球锦标赛, 允许他们提供超过15美元,000 in scholarships and grants annually to students in the community. The chapter also supports the American Diabetes Association in their annual ”Walk for Diabetes” as well as donate and participate in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” event. By putting together races and fundraisers focused on fitness, the fraternity aims to promote a healthy lifestyle that one can do with their family and friends while also supporting the community.

在医疗保健领域拥有近30年的经验, Calvin understands the importance of offering these services to his community.

“I just enjoy being able to give back and show people t在这里 are options to support them. A lot of people don’t know what free resources are available to them. 在一天结束时, it’s about meeting people w在这里 they are which includes bringing healthcare providers and resources to a central location w在这里 t在这里 are those in need,”凯文说.

To learn more about the Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter (Fairfax County Ques) an unincorporated chapter affiliate of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 点击 在这里.

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