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Community Service

South Georgia Farmworker Health Project        Migrant Healthcare in the field       Caring for Migrant worker families

The Department faculty and trainees participate in a variety of community service projects such as health fairs and Run/Walks for a cause.   

The South Georgia Farmworker Health Project

SGFHP takes place each June for one week each in Bainbridge and Valdosta, GA.  These communities are home to the largest migrant farmworker populations in Georgia.  The vast majority of patients (75-80%) have not seen a healthcare provider in the past year and many have never received healthcare. Most are Latino, primarily from Mexico, but also come from Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Citizenship is not a barrier to care.

For more information about this project click here. 

The Good Samaritan Health Clinic Project

This clinic, established in 1999, serves and urban multicultural indigent population, many of whom are immigrants and refugees. Saturday clinic sessions are run by Medical and PA student leaders and staffed by a variety of volunteers, including interpreters and students, who see patients under the supervision of Department Physician and PA faculty. For more information about this program, click here. View a photo of the Good Samaritan Health Center Saturday clinic project

Habitat for Humanity Annual Project

Each year, PA students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a family in need.  For more information about this program, click here. 

The Emory PA Program 5K Fun Run

Each year the first year PA student class plans and conducts a 5 K Fun Run with support of faculty, senior PA students, and alumni to raise funds for a variety of organizations that are close to their hearts. For more information click here. 

Medical Mission to Haiti

Dr. Oguchi Nwosu has established an annual 1-week medical mission trip to Haiti each June.  This community-service learning and research project is funded through philanthropic donations and in partnership with Medshare and the Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.   Participants include Dr. Nwosu, and at a minimum one Emory FM Resident, and 4 Emory medical students.

If you would like to support these projects with a donation, please contact the Business Administrator of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at 404-712-8448, or 404-727-2909, or donate online at:, designate the recipient School of Medicine, then select Other, and type in DFPM (specify which project) community project(s).