Civic Engagement Update Spring 2018: DOM Busy in the Community

We want to thank all of our Department of Medicine staff who participated in our spring community outreach projects--they were a huge success! In collaboration with Charlene Neal, residence service coordinator for Douglass Homes, we helped to support the Douglass Homes Health Fair on May 24, 2018. Staff from the Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care performed blood pressure, diabetes and obesity screenings; members of the Division of Geriatrics provided information on eldercare resources; and folks from our Bayview Medical-Religious Partnership were present as well.

Ms. Neal also asked for our support to assist KaBOOM! with building a playground in one of our East Baltimore neighborhoods. KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Thank you to our nursing team for providing backup medical support and to all of our staff who helped to paint the United States, erect sliding boards and create a beautiful play space for our neighborhood children.

We are pleased to formally welcome Ms. Neal as an official member of our Department of Medicine Civic Engagement Committee.

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– Sherita, Eleni and Darren