Freestanding Communities is not a large organization with extensive government funding and unlimited of resources. We are simply concerned local citizens spanning several demographics and ethnicities, neighbors if you will, pooling our resources with a desire to strengthen the communities we all live and work in.
Our Community Health Advocates are comprised of a team of licensed medical professionals as well as Health Sciences Majors attending local universities. Together, we engage the community through Community Health Outreach Programs, which aims to improve the health and wellness within the community through education and empowerment. These programs are not only designed to reduce or eliminate the barriers to care, they are a bridge to care by linking neighbors to primary care providers in the area.
We at Freestanding Communities believe education and training is critical for our success. In fact, each Community Health Advocate receives initial certifications, to include American Heart Association First Aid, CPR/AED, Stop the Bleed, and others, and also attends monthly continuing education training on health literacy subjects relative to the communities we serve. It is during these Education & Training Clinics that Community Health Advocates receive training and evaluations from licensed medical providers and other professionals, to prepare them to successfully engage with members of the community. All training programs are provided free of charge and in some cases, financial liability is limited to the cost of certification card and/or printed materials.
So who exactly are our Community Health Advocates? They are the people who have decided to make a difference in the place they live. They are caring individuals who desire to help those who need assistance and choose to volunteer their time to providing it. They neither seek fame nor accolades, as their rewards are evident through the betterment of the community. They are he, she, and/or them but most importantly, they are we and they are us. If you would like to make a difference in your community through health literacy improvement or emergency preparedness, we would love to have you join us. Please click the picture to get started. #neighboring