Giving Tuesday may have passed, but the giving spirit is still strong this holiday season!
“Our epidemic of loneliness and isolation has been an underappreciated public health crisis that has harmed individual and societal health. Our relationships are a source of healing and well-being hiding in plain sight – one that can help us live healthier, more fulfilled, and more productive lives” – U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.
Kindly consider contributing to ICGMV as we work together to improve health outcomes in underserved communities. Donations are needed to support our accessible and quality group medical visits to underserved populations in Lawrence, MA and to expand the capacity of our national educational programming to bring group visits to new populations.
Thank you for your support in 2023!
We are raising funds to provide greater access to group visits by offering free community group programs and scholarships for healthcare professionals and allied health workers to implement groups in their community.
With your help, we can increase access to the benefits of group visit programs for all!
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.
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.