Community Programs in the School of MedicineTitle: University of Maryland Eye Associates: Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation (FCGCF)
Description: The Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation is a foundation dedicated to supporting the activities of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus, a non-partisan organization of members of the United States Senate whose purpose is to educate communities about the risks of glaucoma and other blindness-causing diseases. The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology received two grants from the Congressional Caucus to raise awareness and provide glaucoma screenings throughout the Baltimore area at no cost to the participants. Last year alone the Department of Ophthalmology, along with the University of Maryland Student Sight Savers, was able to screen over 1,500 participants.
Community Served: Citywide
Services Provided: Health education,Screenings/Referral
Client type: Children,Teenagers,Adults,Elderly
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Program Timeframe: Continuous