PCOM Hosts Community Day at Lancaster Ave Division Healthcare Center
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PCOM Hosts Community Day for Local Neighborhood

August 24, 2022

Young community members visit the CWI Community Days eventOn 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 readiness.

“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.

PCOM students pose for a group photo at CWI Community Day

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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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