This GivingTuesday, you can invest in the health and healing of others by Giving Groups!
Provide an hour of group activities for underserved community members.
Sponsor a member of the group medical visit community to attend a conference.
Support a health professional/ allied health worker to implement groups in their community by providing a training scholarship.
Support site visits to help implement group visit programs in communities afar.
This year 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.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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.