Group Medical Visits (GMVs) have been making meaningful contributions to the health care community, and the research supports this model’s promise for improving health outcomes. The most notable outcomes have been shown in groups focusing on pregnancy, diabetes care, and chronic pain management.
GMVs lead to an improved health-related quality of life by providing patients with valuable peer support and connection, more time with clinicians, better access to quality care, and options for managing conditions. These measures result in better self-efficacy and healthier patients. With happier and healthier patients, fewer health care expenditures and less utilization of resources, such as emergency room visits and acute care visits.
The impact is not limited to patient health and satisfaction though! GMVs are a real win-win with improved provider satisfaction, productivity, as well as patient recruitment and retention. All in all, GMVs are proving to be valuable not only for the lives of patients, but also our clinicians and overall healthcare system.
ICGMV has been practicing group medical visits in Lawrence, MA for over 25 years and can vouch for these great effects and better health outcomes. We now want to take what we have learned to the next level, not only protecting our center during this time of uncertainty, but transforming how we provide care in the future.
It is our mission to continue sharing our experiences and being a leader in training, support, research, and innovation for group models everywhere. With your help, we can continue to improve health and well-being from afar.
Our hope is to raise $50,000 to cover the added expense of enhancing our group space.
This includes providing our patients with:
As well as modifying our space to support these hybridized groups with:
By helping us reach this goal and be able to make these upgrades, together we will be able to increase access to the benefits of group visit programs for all.
Home Option or Live Attendance (HOoLA)
These HOoLA Groups are a hybrid between virtual and in-person group visits, allowing group members to choose how they attend. By offering this option, it provides greater access to group visits for those that cannot attend in-person groups for a variety of reasons.
In these times of distress and uncertainty, connecting to others is essential! Whether our members are joining from the comfort of their own home or coming in to our group space, everyone can be immersed in the supportive environment and healing environment of group visits.
Together, by supporting the expansion of our HOoLA groups, we can reduce loneliness, increase access, support underserved communities, provide group visit programs for all, and above all.... heal together!
ICGMV is proud to announce that we are now a part of the PayPal Giving Fund program.
PayPal Giving Fund is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) public charity that helps donors support enrolled charities and organizations like ourselves.
By making a donation through PayPal or other online partnered platforms, you will be provided a formal receipt acknowledging your contribution.
By supporting the upgrades to our integrated group space through the use of PayPal, you will be provided a receipt for your contribution,
Please join us in creating this capital fund to help transform the lives of people in our community and set a model for the world to follow!
Thanks to you, we are already 20% of the way there!
From our trainings: $8,000
From private donations: $2,400