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Preventive Care for Atlantans in Need

Fed up with treating advanced conditions that could have been caught earlier, Dr. Charles Moore decided to bring preventive care straight to the people who need it most. He packed his car with supplies and drove to bus stops, homeless shelters, and church groups in the neediest West Atlanta neighborhoods to bridge a critical gap in medical care.

Answering the Call When Disaster Strikes

Federal officials often call on Emory faculty physicians and researchers to volunteer during public health crises and in the aftermath of natural disasters. In 2017, faculty members recently provided emergency medical evaluations and assistance to patients evacuated from Caribbean nations after a hurricane devastated the islands.

Relief for Hurricane Survivors in Puerto Rico

"Some areas hadn't seen any help before we got there 22 days after the storm," said Carla Haack, assistant professor of surgery, who traveled to Puerto Rico to provide emergency care after Hurricane Maria. "We provided medical attention to about 350 patients, and brought food, water purification systems, medications, mosquito repellent and netting, and solar lamps."

Emory Healthcare equipment finds new life at Clarkston Community Health Center

"This has made such a difference in the level of care we're able to provide patients as well as the education we're able to offer the students," said optometrist Fulya Anderson after receiving new equipment that allowed the Clarkston Center to preform better eye exams for the community.