Navigation Links
USAID Brings White House Service Initiative to Baltimore
Date:6/23/2009

Visit with Local Officials and Community Leaders Amplifies "United We Serve"

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amplifying the White House's efforts to kick off a summer of service, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Alonzo Fulgham joined local officials and community leaders in Baltimore for the inauguration of President Obama's "United We Serve" Initiative. United We Serve is a call to volunteer and be a part of building a new foundation for growth, one community at a time. During his two-hour visit to Baltimore, Fulgham volunteered with two local service projects - the Esperanza Center, and a mobile immunization clinic. (See links to high-resolution photos below.)

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090623/DC37067-a)

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090623/DC37067-b)

Fulgham's morning visit to Baltimore - some 45 minutes from USAID's headquarters in downtown Washington - included an immunization drive organized by the Baltimore City Health Department, at both the Esperanza Center - a health center that provides bilingual adult, pediatric and well-woman care, and the Baltimore City Women, Infant and Children program. More than 30 children listened intently as Fulgham read several stories to entertain them as they awaited their appointments. After the "story time" Fulgham passed out backpacks filled with books to help encourage the children to continue reading at home.

After meeting with the children, Fulgham toured the Esperanza Center facilities and spoke with the staff. He also toured the Baltimore City Health Department's "TIKE Van," a mobile immunization clinic, whose acronym stands for "To Immunize Kids Everywhere."

"Volunteering is a great way to help create meaningful change in our communities," said Fulgham. "By investing time in something that is meaningful to ourselves and to our communities, we can help build a new foundation for America."

Fulgham and Baltimore City Health Department Interim Commissioner Olivia D. Farrow discussed ideas for getting more young people to volunteer in public health programs while touring the department's Women, Infant and Children Program and the Family Planning Clinic.

"Some of our most dedicated employees started as volunteers. Volunteering can open many windows of opportunity and provide a young person with a new sense of direction," said Interim Commissioner Farrow.

USAID is the principal U.S. government agency that extends American assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. USAID employees have previously volunteered their expertise to the City of Baltimore by providing technical assistance to the City's Health Department immunization efforts based on best practices learned abroad. One of the planning and evaluation tools used by the Health Department to improve performance was developed by USAID in its work overseas. This event highlighted the shared common challenges of - and solutions to - health care, education, and poverty in America and around the world.

In addition to Baltimore City Health Department officials, representatives from Senator Benjamin Cardin and Senator Barbara Mikulski's offices were also in attendance. To find service opportunities in your local community visit www.serve.gov.

For high resolution photos of today's event go to http://www.usaid.gov/press/releases/pr090622.html, for more information about USAID and its programs around the world, please visit www.usaid.gov.

The American people, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for nearly 50 years.

Public Information: (202) 712-4810


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Agency for International Development
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. USAID Recognizes World Malaria Day
2. USAID Provides $3.7 million to Assist with Global Food Security in Senegal
3. USAID World Water Day Statement
4. USAID and Rotary Clubs Join to Provide Clean Water and Improved Sanitation Worldwide
5. USAID Launches Cancer Early Detection Program in Georgia
6. USAID and IOM Announce HIV Prevention and Care for Farm Workers
7. USAID Blindness Program Assists One Million Children in 23 Countries
8. USAID Helps Flood Victims in Colombia
9. USAID Sends Additional Assistance for Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak
10. Five Former USAID Officials Ask Obama for Leadership on Family Planning
11. USAID and DHS Host Summit on Partnering with Faith-Based and Community Organizations for Disaster Response
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and ... main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. ... Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include ... in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As ... with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine ... and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 ... The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to ... operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, ... design, development and manufacturing of collagen and mineral ... announced today that Bill Messer has ... Marketing to further leverage the growing portfolio of ... devices. Bill joins the Collagen Matrix ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... drugs, announced today that it was added to the ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes ... important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: