RCEC partnered with the Clarkston Community Health Clinic (CCHC), Philippine American Medical Association go Georgia, Philippine American Women’s Association of Georgia, and Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) to serve the mostly immigrant community in the most diverse square mile in America that is Clarkston, Georgia, at the edge of Atlanta. The CCHC provides health care to the medically underserved and this effort was done to reach out and provide free Covid-19 testing to people who did not have access to Covid-19 testing. In addition, families who came for Covid-19 testing were provided with masks, healthcare supplies, along with meals and food staples for several days. Over 200 plates of food distributed and 32 families were served with essentials including masks.
Covid grand rounds on Tuesday, March 16, 23, and 30 from 12-1pm were hosted in partnership between Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Global Health Department, Rotary Club of Emory-Clifton, and Rotary Club of Vinings-Cumberland. Two members of RCEC were featured including Dr. Ed Maes and Dr. Victor Coronado.
In conjunction with the International Fellowship of Rotary Doctors, RCEC is funding a sustainable food security program for school children (121 elementary schools, 22 middle and high schools) on Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. This programs provides sustainable food production by repurposing unused land into mini-farms to provide breakfast to school students and to earn a small income for the school. Prior to this project, these children often experienced food insecurity that impacted their school activities. This is an on-going project that has made lasting changes that benefit these children. The Rotary Club of Peachtree City joined us in this project providing additional financial support.https://www.rotarygbi.org/how-small-incentives-fro...
RCEC is conducting a Health Walk on 28th March 2020 to raise awareness on health issues and also support the charitable work being provided to refugees and needy communities at the Clarkston Clinic.This was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
RCEC partnered with Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, District 6900, and other rotary clubs in the district to distribute thousands of KN95 masks and thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer. Almost 20 Rotary clubs participated in our District on this district level project. Rotary club of Roswell sorted it and put it out the door to fourteen local charities
In response to the super-typhoon Rolly (Category 5) that devastated the Philippines in October 2020, RCEC Club Member Pia Valeriano organized a shipment of humanitarian supplies for disaster relief in partnership with the Rotary Club of Old Albay District in the Philippines to deliver these urgently needed supplies in Phase one. In Phase two several thousand dollars were raised to support humanitarian, food essentials, and school school supplies in a partnership between the Rotary Club of Smyrna and RCEC.
Overcoming the Challenges of Covid19 to Build a Global Health Legacy. The program was globally webcast with over 500 viewers and co-sponsored by the Medical Association of Georgia, Shriners Children Hospital, the United Advanced Practice Nurses Association, and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Rotary Sponsors included the Roswell Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of North Atlanta along with RCEC.Dr. Patrice Harris, the Immediate Past President of the American Medical Association gave her insights on national and global health issues; Drs. John Vertefeuille and Steve Cochi of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with Carol Pandak of Rotary International presented updates on global polio eradication during the Covid-19 outbreak: Dr. Scott Kozin of Shiners Children Hospital-Philadelphia review his research progress on Acute Flaccid Myelitis (often called the new polio); and, Brittaney Bethea of Morehouse School of Medicine lectured on Covid-19 program outreach strategies. Honoring heathcare workers.
RCEC developed a Rotary Program for World Polio Day featuring 6 Rotarian Public Health professionals and also pledged $1500 to Polio Plus funds and the pledge was mt successfully.