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INSPIRING HEALTH A PUBLICATION OF www.genesisworldmission.org August 2012 GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY CLINIC TO CELEBRATE 10

August 2012

A PUBLICATION OF www.genesisworldmission.org August 2012 GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY CLINIC TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF

GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY CLINIC TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH A REMODEL

CLINIC TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH A REMODEL Social Services Coordinator Joe Ramaker counsels

Social Services Coordinator Joe Ramaker counsels with patients and oversees interns.

Thanks to local foundation support, the Garden City Community Clinic is set to expand services through a remodel of its facility. Since December 2002, the clinic has provided integrated medical, dental and mental health services out of a converted warehouse. Now, it will fill out the last remaining convertible space in the building with two new counseling offices and create an third dental operatory from an existing office.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ON THE RISE

“The demand for these services just continues to grow,” said Tamara Fredrickson, who is the clinic’s director and staff Nurse Practitioner. “We have seen an increase in the amount and severity of our patients’ mental health conditions, including an increase in suicidality.” Idaho notoriously has one of the lowest mental health care spending per capita in the nation and the fourth highest suicide rate.

Through a partnership with Idaho State University Department of Counseling in Meridian, masters level counseling students are able to volunteer at the Clinic. Unfortunately, with three volunteer counselors looking to fill practicum hours, there just isn’t enough space and coun- seling sessions bounce from room to room.

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MONTHLY VPN REFERRALS For the last fiscal year, 1230 patients were referred to specialty appointments
MONTHLY VPN REFERRALS
For the last fiscal year, 1230 patients were referred
to specialty appointments through the Volunteer
Physicians Network. This represents about
$980,000 worth of facilitated care that was donated
GAP MED PRESCRIPTIONS
During the last fiscal year, about 3900 monthly
prescriptions were provided to patients of the
Garden City Community Clinic through various
sources at little to no cost ($4) to patients.
Ladd Pharmacy
GAP Med
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INSPIRING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES EVERYWHERE

Dr. Karl with Baby Karl:

an infant that was born at the PEFA Mercy Medical Centre and named after him

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Since the opening of the maternal facility last August, more than 90 babies have been safely delivered.

August, more than 90 babies have been safely delivered. A FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIP In June, we celebrated
A FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIP
A FRUITFUL
PARTNERSHIP
babies have been safely delivered. A FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIP In June, we celebrated with our long-term partners

In June, we celebrated with our long-term partners in Ndumberi Kenya at the PEFA Mercy Medical Centre. We could have never pre- dicted all the twists and turns that transpired over the last 9 years, resulting in a sustainable, finan- cially independent clinic that serves over 2200 patients a month, includ- ing labor and delivery services and spiritual support.

Dr. Watts was able to attend an afternoon event in the typical Ken- yan fashion of great food, lively singing and heartfelt praise to God for the work that has been accom- plished. This clinic is a beacon of light for this community and many of its patients bypass other clinics because of the loving manner in which the staff provides care. We look forward to many more years of partnership with the PEFA Mercy Ministries.

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PEFA Mercy Ministries. 0 2 AUGUST 2012 : INSPIRING HEALTH TWO CULTURES, TWO NURSES – ONE

TWO CULTURES, TWO NURSES – ONE MISSION

BY LORRIE APEL, RN AND GENESIS BOARD MEMBER

In 2010, I joined the Kenya medical team and every one of us came home with jiggers. Jiggers are sand fleas which live in dry dusty areas of Kenya and burrow into the skin of your feet. They were rela- tively easy to get rid of and not one of us had further problems and we had a great story to tell! I took care of countless children and many adults suffering from infections as a result of jiggers. It was a point of frustration because this infestation is easily pre- vented with good hygiene and sweeping of their houses.

I was able to go back this past June and did wound care again. This time, Kenyan nurses joined us and I had the pleasure to work alongside Martha. We had one case of jiggers in a small boy that had progressed to an infection. Martha did the soaking and the extracting of the jiggers and showed me how it was done in Kenya. She com- mented how wonderful it was to have clean gauze, ointments, peroxide & scissors to really do a good job with this child. We were able to give him pain medicine so he could rest when he got home.

While we worked together we realized how much alike we were and how closely related our values were. We were two nurses who wanted to make a difference, do some good, and teach people how to have a better quality of life after we were gone. She was encouraged that I really listened to her ideas and we talked about ways we could partner in the future. Martha was impressed with what the people of Burangi, with help from Genesis and MAP, had accomplished in just two short years.

Meeting and working with my sister nurses was one of my greatest joys on this trip and we encouraged each other. These Kenyan nurses empowered the Burangi com- munity by giving them knowledge to prevent many illnesses and avoid the jiggers. The education with proper supplies for treatment has had an important impact over the last two years. I saw fewer cases of jiggers this time and not one of this year’s team came home with a single jigger!

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THE FACES OF PEOPLE SERVED BY GENESIS WORLD MISSION

 THE FACES OF PEOPLE SERVED BY GENESIS WORLD MISSION Gabrielle, Burangi Community Health Committee Chairman

Gabrielle, Burangi Community Health Committee Chairman

“The more you know, the more you don’t know. Never before have we been helped in this way, we are learning how to help our- selves, in the past others have come, but they did not give us knowledge, they just gave us stuff that we did not know how to manage.”

just gave us stuff that we did not know how to manage.” Burangi Mom Parents all

Burangi Mom

Parents all over the world have the same hopes, dreams, and concerns for their children and their future. This child now stands a chance of lead- ing a healthy life.

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Janna, applying for

assistant manager job “Before I got a new set of

teeth here, people would throw my resume aside in front of me because of my toothy smile. Now I have the confidence to go and apply for jobs I couldn’t dream of holding before.”

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EMPOWER BURANGI SEPTEMBER 22 A NATIONWIDE HOUSE PARTY HAPPENING NEAR YOU WE’RE GETTING THERE! The
EMPOWER BURANGI
SEPTEMBER 22
A NATIONWIDE
HOUSE PARTY
HAPPENING NEAR YOU
WE’RE GETTING THERE!
The building of the Burangi clinic is
well on its way. The community has
saved us over $16,000 by donating
their labor. An additional $18,000 is
needed to complete the construction of
phase one, and plans are underway for
the second phase.
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A NATIONWIDE DINNER
WITH A HANDFUL OF FRIENDS
We invite you to join us for the
“Empower Burangi Dinners” on Sep-
tember 22. You’ll join several friends
(old or new) for dinner at a home near
you, in coordination with multiple other
hosts’ sites across the US. Our last
dinner in May raised over $8800 to
support the Total Health Village in
Burangi.
ATTEND OR HOST A DINNER
If you are interested in either attending
or hosting a dinner, we would be ex-
cited to have you join in on the “fun-
raiser!” Feel free to contact
tracy@genesisworldmission.org or by
phone 208-869-7023.
tracy@genesisworldmission.org or by phone 208-869-7023. INSPIRING HEALTH : AUGUST 2012 03 MENTAL AND DENTAL HEALTH
tracy@genesisworldmission.org or by phone 208-869-7023. INSPIRING HEALTH : AUGUST 2012 03 MENTAL AND DENTAL HEALTH

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MENTAL AND DENTAL HEALTH EXPANSION

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“We already have the volunteer capacity to do a lot more so we are very grateful to be able to add some dedicated counseling space for our volunteers this fall,” said Joe Ramaker, who is a licensed professional counselor and supervises the ISU students’ work at the clinic. In the past year, social work consultations and counseling visits have increased by 138% over

the previous year.

Now, the clinic is bracing for the impact of the loss of Boise’s Methodist Counseling Center, the sliding scale clinic closed this summer after six years of operation. The clinic agreed to store the counseling center’s patient records for future retrieval in exchange for equipment and furniture that MCC was looking to dispose of.

TOOTH DECAY: A HIDDEN PREVALANT CHRONIC DISEASE

Tooth decay ranks among the world’s most prevalent chronic diseases; among the unin- sured that the clinic serves, it is on top of the list. In order to treat more patients with its volunteer corps more efficiently, the clinic will add a third dental operatory that will be set up for hygiene care, which includes digital x-rays for treatment planning. “We’d love a digital panoramic x-ray,” said Fredrickson, “but unless one is donated to us, we don’t have the finances right now even though we’ve reserved some wall space for it.”

LOCAL FOUNDATION SUPPORT MAKES EXPANSION POSSIBLE

Foundation support for the expansion and remodel includes contributions from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation ($50,000), the Pape Family Foundation ($5,000), and Trinity Health, the Catholic network that owns Saint Alphonsus Health System ($10,000).

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We have multiple options for those who want to make one time or recur- ring donations and partner to inspire, organize, and operate community healthcare solutions. Automated checking withdrawal and credit card charges are available. For information, contact Steve at 854-3942

Corporate Sponsorships

Would you like people to know your business supports the goal of healthier communities. We’re now soliciting sponsorships for our 2013 events that provide visibility for your business at throughout the year. For information, contact Steve at 854-3942.

the year. For inform ation, contact Steve at 854-3942. Corporate/Foundation Gifts For Garden City Community Clinic

Corporate/Foundation Gifts

For Garden City Community Clinic  Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation for clinic expansion, $50,000  Papė Family Foundation for mental health expansion, $5000  Julius C Jeker Foundation for operations,

$10,000

 Trinity Health/Saint Alphonsus Foundation for occupancy expenses related to mental health/dental expansion, $10,000  Methodist Counseling Center, donation of equipment to supply counseling rooms

 Burkhart Dental Supply, golf tournament proceeds for dental clinic, $1378  Garden City Chamber of Commerce golf scramble proceeds including sponsorships from Idaho Power, Norco and Blue Cross of Idaho, $4800  Sunrise Rotary of Boise for heavy duty scales for Clinic, $500  Greater Boise Rotary Foundation for Diabetic Strips for clinic, $2538

For International Programs  Salisbury Maryland Rotary Club for container shipping costs which will be matched by that Rotary District, $3683

Honorary Giftscosts which will be matched by that Rotary District, $3683  David Taylor for Pastor Steve

 David Taylor for Pastor Steve and Mrs. Vicki Tollefson  Richard Ordaz for Angie Alvey  Donald Gwinn for Dave Hall and the people of Burangi  Joan Senyk for Dr. Karl Watts  Michelle Paschal for Don and Tracy Ritter

Memorial GiftsWatts  Michelle Paschal for Don and Tracy Ritter  Cynthia Fairfax for Conrad Fourney. 

 Cynthia Fairfax for Conrad Fourney.  Bobbi Dunn for Bill Dunn  David Wong for Audrey Lloyd

Dunn for Bill Dunn  David Wong for Audrey Lloyd WE APPRECIATE THESE ANNUAL CORPORATE SPONSORS
WE APPRECIATE THESE ANNUAL CORPORATE SPONSORS AND GRANTORS
WE APPRECIATE THESE ANNUAL CORPORATE SPONSORS AND GRANTORS