The Run Across Georgia Fund will support the House of Heroes - Chattahoochee Valley Chapter and MercyMed of Columbus, GA.
The mission of House of Heroes - Chattahoochee Valley Chapter (HOH-CVC) shall be to recognize and honor military and public safety veterans and/or their spouses who have served our country faithfully and sacrificially. Through service to these veterans and their spouses, House of Heroes, Inc. volunteers attempt to express gratitude that can never be adequately expressed in words alone by:
• Improving the living conditions of military and public safety veterans and/or their spouses who are in need of assistance in maintaining their homes.
• Honoring these American Heroes through the generosity of individuals, civic organizations and corporations.
• Encouraging leadership and service, team building and volunteerism. In achieving the mission, there shall be no discrimination because of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability.
MercyMed School Based Health Center
at Fox Elementary School
MERCYMED OF COLUMBUS OVERVIEW
MercyMed of Columbus is a Christian nonprofit healthcare center focused on providing medical services to the underserved of Columbus. We offer primary care health services to the uninsured at an affordable rate.
WHY A SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTER?
MercyMed of Columbus wants to be a good neighbor to Fox Elementary School. We believe students perform better when they show up for class healthy and ready to learn. The School Based Health Center at Fox can improve access to health care for underserved children. By bringing the Doctor's office to the school, students avoid health related absences, and get support to succeed in the classroom.
SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTER OVERVIEW
MercyMed has place a part time healthcare provider in Fox Elementary School to treat acute illness and health concerns for the students and staff. The objectives of the School Based Health Center are to:
Eliminate barriers of access to healthcare for Fox students and staff
Decrease student absences due to treatable illnesses
Offer staff a healthcare option to reduce days of work missed due to illness
Parents will be encouraged to enroll their child into the School Based Health Center through an opt in campaign.