We build church-based chronic care clinics in under-served areas.

 

The Brighter Day Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to address the chronic care needs of vulnerable populations. Chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Obesity, High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease affect everyone but are concentrated among the poor; and often cause a downward spiral of worsening disease and poverty.  Poor people and people of color are often more vulnerable due to decreased access to health services.

Did you know:

  • The chronic disease burden is concentrated among the poor.
  • Poor people are more vulnerable for several reasons, including increased exposure to risks and decreased access to health services.
  • Chronic diseases can cause poverty in individuals and families, and draw them into a downward spiral of worsening disease and poverty.
  • African Americans have the HIGHEST death rates from heart disease and stroke compared to other races.  
  • Diabetes is TWICE as prevalent among African Americans than other races.

 

Our clinics will have a HUGE impact - in some instances a 10-fold effect. Raising $5,000 to establish a clinic can improve the health of 50,000 people in an urban setting.


According to US Dept. of HHS, there are 7 components that need to be addressed to improve outcomes for minorities.

 
 
  1. Healthcare Access

  2. Insurance Coverage

  3. Health Literacy

  4. Resource Utilization

  5. Quality of Care

  6. Language Discrimination

  7. Distrust of Healthcare System

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We are providing quality care, improving healthcare access and improving health outcomes for poor populations.

More than just clinics - we are creating "brighter days".

Our goals are to not only improve health but also improve overall quality of life.

 

 Our clinics' goals are to:

  1. To improve the health outcomes of congregations and community residents
  2. To improve access to healthcare services
  3. To promote healthy lifestyles
  4. To improve healthcare literacy
  5. To improve overall worker productivity
  6. To help break the cycle of obesity and poor health conditions of those living in medically under-served areas

We primarily target federally designated health professions shortage areas and medically under served areas.

 

CURRENTLY WE ARE BUILDING CLINICS IN FOUR CHURCHES:

Community of Hope AME Church

Wayman Memorial AME Church

Greater Mt Nebo AME Church

St John Baptist Church

 

Our initial clinics will be built at Community of Hope AME Church and Wayman Memorial AME Church. Located in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland and Baltimore City, respectively, these churches are situated in federally designed Healthcare Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and/or Medically Underserved Areas (MUA).  This means that there is a severe lack of doctors, high infant mortality rate and high poor or elderly population.  Many of the residents suffer from chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease which is in large part due to lack of access to healthcare.  Drug use is rampant and homelessness is pervasive.

Our next clinics will be established at Greater Mt Nebo AME and St John Baptist Churches. Although these churches are not located in HPSAs or MUAs, they represent the need for high quality chronic disease care even in areas with more affluent congregations since chronic disease impacts all demographics.

Community of Hope AME Church

3701 Branch Avenue, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748

About. The Community of Hope AME Church was conceived from the vision of Rev. Tony Lee and born by permission of the A.M.E. Church. The name of the church reflects its soul. Community is that identifiable place where we live and raise our families. Hope is a key ingredient necessary for faith and survival.

St John Baptist Church

9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

About. The St John Baptist Church mission is to be a thriving spiritual center that reaches people for Christ and builds believers to be Christ-like.  Their vision is to be a "Christ-Centered" church, making a difference for Jesus Christ in the Church, Community, Home & Workplace. 

Wayman Memorial AME Church

1305 washington blvd, baltimore, md 21230

About.  For over 50 years, Wayman Memorial AME Church has been a staple in the Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore City, Maryland. Affectionately known as the "Miracle on Washington Boulevard", it plays a critical part in supporting the health and welfare needs of its community.

Mt Nebo AME Church

1001 Old Mitchellville Road, Bowie MD 20716

About.  Greater Mt Nebo AME Church was established in 1877. During its 130-year history,  the Greater Mt. Nebo family has increased from 100 members to more than 1,600 and has approximately 50 ministries that serve the church and the greater community. 

Benefit to the Community

Our church-based chronic care clinics will be a huge benefit to their respective communities serving tens of thousands of residents of the Pigtown Neighborhood of Baltimore City, Hillcrest Heights, Southeast DC, Howard and Prince Georges Counties, Maryland.  They will be open on the weekends when traditional doctors' offices are closed and provide access to affordable healthcare which the community desperately needs.  Since the churches are conveniently located and fully integrated into their communities, they are a trusted place to receive care by their congregations and the surrounding communities.

Helping is easy - donate and volunteer as a fund raiser today.

 

HELP MAKE HISTORY.  

To date, all resources are in place to open the clinic except for the following:

  • construction of the medical exam rooms

  • purchase of computers

 

Please support our clinics for they will not only help the residents of Baltimore City, Southeast Washington, DC, Howard County and Hillcrest Heights and other parts of Prince Georges County, Maryland; but they will also serve as a model to build other church based clinics nationwide.

 

A $50 - $500 DONATION WILL BRING MEDICAL CARE TO TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON, DC AREA.  YOU COULD BE A PART OF HISTORY!!

 

 

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Contributing to our campaign by texting "BRIGHT" to 71777 or click the donate button

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