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Project HOPE Launches Rehabilitation Program to Address Needs of Thousands Recovering from Injuries Sustained During the May 12, 2008 Earthquake
Date:5/12/2009

an Bureau of Health and local hospitals in the quake region to determine the medical needs and deliver over $1 million of medicines and supplies donated by HOPE's corporate partners and foundations. The China Rehabilitation Medicine Program is an extension of Project HOPE's long-term recovery efforts aimed at addressing the needs of the more than 70,000 injured, many of them children that require long-term, specialized rehabilitative care to properly heal from their earthquake related injuries.

Over the next three years, the China Rehabilitation Medicine Program will:

1.   Broaden the scope and availability of community rehabilitation services in providing holistic rehabilitation services, including physical and occupational therapies and psychological support for earthquake affected children and adults, in selected communities in Dujiangyan city, an area significantly impacted by the earthquake.
2.   Improve the capabilities of rehabilitation services in a selected city-level hospital to better support community-based rehabilitation services in Dujiangyan city.
3.   Strengthen the rehabilitation service capacities at a selected provincial level hospital, which serves as the rehabilitation technical and training resource center in Sichuan Province.
4.   Standardize national rehabilitation training curricula and rehabilitation services guidelines for community and city-level rehabilitation services;
5.   Create a supportive environment for scaling up a community-based rehabilitation service model and institutionalizing the rehabilitation service guidelines in the country.

Corporate Partners and Foundations supporting the program include:

Abbott Fund
Avon Foundation for Women
Baxter International Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
C. J. Huang Foundation
Eli Lilly & Company
Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc.

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