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Initiatives & Needs

The Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine seeks to recruit financial support for projects that both serve the community, our patients, our current and future trainees,  as well as to promote community-based primary care, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and the Physician Assistant professions.   Our highest priority projects in need of funding support at this time are: Leadership Development, Patient Centered Medical Home model of health care delivery, Pipeline Development to primary care professions, comparative effectiveness primary care research, and continuation of interprofessional team community service-learning projects.   Giving to the Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Development Fund will support Department needs at the discretion of the Department Chair.

Focus Areas:

1)      Primary Care Pipeline:  Support for medical student participation in primary care research and leadership training, scholarships for medical, college, high school and PA students  interested in a career in Family Medicine, Family and Preventive Medicine state and national conferences, community service-learning projects.

2)      Leadership and Faculty Development:   With the projected shortage of primary care providers nationally, the need is critical to recruit and prepare the best trainees and faculty for leadership roles in primary care medical and health professions education, research, and transformation to improved models of patient care.     

3)      Community Service Learning Projects:

a)       Emory Family Medicine Medical Mission to Haiti      

Project Description:  annual project, 1 wk in June, Lead Physician- Dr. Oguchi Nwosu

Type of project:  Community Service-Learning and research partially sponsored by Medshare and the Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.

Participants:   Emory FM Physician, 1 Emory FM Resident, and 4 Emory medical students.

Purpose:  1.  To develop and sustain a woman’s health clinic in Haiti for patient care, HPV testing and treatment, contraception education and management and investigate cultural barriers to contraception; 2. To establish a FM faculty mentoring relationship with medical students interested in public health, primary care, especially for medically underserved populations.

Patient Care:   Estimated at ~ 150 females in 1 week

Cost: 5-$10K/yr   Detailed budget attached.

Other needs:  Liquid nitrogen tank, Cryotherapy equipment, shields, HPV rapid test

Dr. Nwosu in Haiti

b)      South Georgia Farmworker Health  Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Team Community Service-Learning Project

Description: The Department through the PA Program and Family Medicine division sponsor an intensive healthcare project conducted in Georgia’s southeast and west counties with the highest population of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Care is provided in migrant farmworker camps, packing sheds, schools,  local health department and migrant clinics, and at times, in the fields  During the 2 week summer project, ~ 1,600 farmworkers an d their families are provided care, while ~ 150 farmworkers and their families are provided care during the 2- 3 day Fall weekend project.  Learn more at: Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine community-service learning projects. 

Type of project:  Patient-Centered community service providing healthcare and needed clothing to seasonal/migrant farmworkers and their families supported by donations, volunteer Physician, Public Health and PA faculty, Residents, PA, medical  and Allied Health students, medical translators, and local churches. A corp of teens is matched with PA students and faculty to expose them to the health professions and community service to the underserved.

Participants :  Participants include ~ 5-6 Physician faculty from Emory Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, ~  4 PA Program faculty and 2-3 PA Program graduates , 4-5 senior residents from Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and  Emergency Medicine,  ~ 40 clinical PA students, 3-4 Emory medical students,  ~15 Physical Therapy students,  ~15 medical translators from the community,  CDC,  potential applicants to Emory’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and  PA Program.   Student research mentored by Faculty has been conducted onsite and resulted in several published articles.

Cost: >$20,000 for lodging, travel, food, medical equipment and supplies.

Other Needs: Primary Care Physicians to supervise/teach trainees.

4.  Community-based Family Medicine research in comparative effectiveness and models of community-based primary care delivery are in need of support to provide training, implementation and evaluation of new models of healthcare delivery to improve health outcomes, patient and provider satisfaction, and contain cost (“Triple Aim”).  Transformation to such models as the Patient Centered Medical Home requires resources to support improved community-based Family Practice, trainee education, and to evaluate the data to achieve the Triple Aim.  Learn more about the Patient Centered Medical Home Model (Advanced Primary Care) at:

If you would like to support these projects with a donation, please contact the Senior Business Manager 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)  project(s). 

Questions about Giving?    


Stacie Brown at 404-727-9030 or send an e-mail to: