PCOM Hosts Community Day for Local NeighborhoodAugust 24, 2022
On Sunday, August 21, 2022, PCOM’s President’s Community Wellness Initiative (CWI) hosted its first annual Community Day at PCOM Healthcare Centers - Lancaster Avenue Division. The event welcomed community members for a day focused on health, wellness and back-to-school
“We are so grateful and thankful to our vendors, to our sponsors, to our staff and
to the community for being a part of today’s event,” shared Flo Byarms, director of
PCOM’s Community Wellness Initiatives via Instagram.
Over two hundred participants attended the five-hour event, including parents and
children from the local community. In anticipation of the upcoming school year, back-to-school
haircuts were offered by neighborhood barber Leroy’s Barbershop, and backpacks, filled
with school supplies, were handed out to over eighty students. The day also included
a variety of health screenings and a cooking demo. Participants also enjoyed free
food, face painting, a DJ and the opportunity to engage with PCOM physicians, staff
members and students.
The President’s Community Wellness Initiative plans to host similar events at the PCOM Healthcare Centers and other locations throughout Philadelphia.
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About the Community Wellness Initiative
With a strong commitment to student volunteer efforts and community wellness, PCOM
President and CEO Jay S. Feldstein, DO ‘81, established the Community Wellness Initiative (CWI) to enhance the culture of holistic health and well-being on PCOM’s campuses and in
the communities they serve. The CWI aims to promote cross-campus collaboration in
educational and health services programming and resources to support the physical,
mental, nutritional and environmental wellness of the College’s communities in Philadelphia
and in Suwanee and Moultrie, Georgia. Focus areas include direct patient care, health
and wellness education, and clinical and community-based research.
About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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