The LionCare Community Outreach program is committed to increasing the awareness of medical and public health issues among the local underserved population. Currently, we are working with various emergency and transitional shelters in Harrisburg to deliver educational sessions and information packages on various health topics. We value health education and disease prevention and believe that these have a significant impact on health.
We are working on increasing access to health services, and awareness of these services, for the underserved. In the past, we worked with the Department of Public Health Services and the Penn State Hershey Cancer Center to:
- organize educational seminars
- a screening session on prostate cancer.
In the coming year, we intend to broaden the scope of these educational seminars to include:
- breast, ovarian, cervical, colorectal, and skin cancers
- diabetes and hypertension.
We also plan to organize blood pressure and cholesterol screening sessions at various outreach sites.
Bethesda Mission Medical Clinic
The Bethesda Mission, founded in 1913, provides shelters for men, women and children. The Mission is located at 611 Reilly Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Medical Clinic was started in 1991 as an outreach program by the Department of Medicine. Today the Acute Medical Clinic is staffed every Tuesday evening by Internal Medicine Residents as part of their required training, as well as volunteer faculty from the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Dermatology, and Third Year Medicine Clerkship students. Medical student volunteers are also involved through the LionCare project. On average 25 patients are seen at each session. The links below provide more information.
Description of the Program