Programs

While Project Access is the Medical Foundation’s signature program, the Foundation is active in many community health initiatives.

The Medical Foundation: 

  • Encourages high school students to consider careers in medicine through the annual week-long Youth Leadership Forum: Careers in Medicine. 
  • Focuses media attention on problems faced by the uninsured and the charitable work of physicians. 
  • Promotes community health through active participation in initiatives addressing the obesity crisis, infant mortality, domestic violence prevention, community emergency planning and other health issues.
  • Educates legislators about the uninsured healthcare crisis, which resulted in a law to extend liability protection to volunteer physicians in organized charity care programs. 
  • Promotes healthy living by hosting the Healthy Living Fund for the local Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities initiative. 
  • Provides technical help to start Project Access initiatives in other communities.
  • Promoting Community Health, Encouraging Future Physicians 
  • Provides leadership for a community-wide initiative to reduce infant mortality. 
  • Presents at national forums on community health initiatives such as Project Access.