ClassACT focuses its work and service in three areas: Justice and Civic Engagement, Education, and Health, and we are developing a fourth program area focused on the Environment.
Our projects (ClassACTs and Sustained Collaborations), Bridges, and Forums in area of Healthcare appear below. Please click on those that interest you.
If you would like to work with us on any of these endeavors, or you have questions about them, we invite you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we respond promptly.
CLASSACT LINKS TWO '73 GRADS FOR A JOINT HEALTHCARE PROJECT IN HAITI
Two ’73 Harvard doctors are bringing their nonprofit healthcare groups together for a physician training and software giveaway this summer in the country of Haiti. Dr. Ron Dieckmann and his California-based KidsCareEverywhere organization has joined forces through ClassACT with Dr. Dan Scoppetta and Grand Anse Surgery Project for the first-time exercise in the city of Jeremie, where the project is based. The project will be completely virtual and conducted with Zoom technology.
This group would welcome connections with any interested classmates. So far we have:
ADDRESSING ANXIETY & DEPRESSION IN YOUNG ADULTS: LEVERAGING WHAT WORKS
ClassACT HR73 organized a discussion of this crisis and these promising opportunities. The forum was moderated by Deborah (Debbie) Winn, HR73, Ph.D., retired epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute, who was joined by panelists Eugene V. Beresin, MD, MA, Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and senior educator in child and adolescent psychiatry at MGH; Mary Lyons-Hunter, PsyD, Unit Chief of Behavioral Health at the MGH Chelsea Health Care Center; and Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, MD, MS, MAS, Asst. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.
HEALTH DISPARITIES AND THE COVID-19 VACCINE
ClassACT examineD the impacts of the virus on racial and ethnic groups and among under-served populations across the globe and within the United States. Now, with the remarkable development of multiple vaccines to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, we turned to the topic of vaccine development and distribution to explore how we may address the worldwide health disparities that the pandemic has dramatically exacerbated.
HEALTH DISPARITIES: LESSONS FROM COVID-19
This forum focused on lessons COVID-19 taught us about health disparities in America. Our distinguished panel was composed of three leading experts in medicine, healthcare delivery and government policy.
WHY AM I SO CRANKY, SAD, AND WORRIED? MENTAL HEALTH IN THE AGE OF COVID-19
For its third ClassACT ZOOM Forum on Thursday, May 7, 2020, ClassACT HR73 assembled a remarkable group of HR73 mental health professionals to share their insights about the effects of the pandemic on our mental health and to provide suggestions for effective coping strategies. They examined the range of reactions to the unprecedented challenges of the illness itself, and its personal and societal consequences for adults and children alike: physical distancing and isolation, financial insecurities, and conflicting medical and political information.
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WITH JONO QUICK
On Monday, March 23, 2020, HR'73 classmate and Managing Director of the Pandemic Response Preparedness, and Prevention Team at the Rockefeller Foundation Dr. Jono Quick shared his insights into the current pandemic during the first ClassACT Zoom Forum.Learn more.
THE COLE RESOURCE CENTER
The Cole Resource Center is an education and recovery community of peers and family members, dedicated to helping people affected by mental health challenges lead full and healthy lives.
KIDS CARE EVERYWHERE
KCE is a California charity engaged in donating technology to the low income world. Our mission is saving children's lives and transforming community medical delivery systems, by empowerment of physicians with multi-media, state-of-the-art pediatric software, and through training of young professionals to become future global healthcare leaders.Learn more.
OSILIGI-HOPE FOUNDATIONThe Osiligi-Hope Foundation recognizes the value of empowering females to assist their partners in addressing the challenges to their way of life and to contribute their knowledge, skill and perspective in shaping a well- balanced future which secures the best of their heritage with formal education and modern technology. The Foundation has championed female empowerment by speaking out against the practice of female circumcision and encouraging advanced education for young women.
SALIH SELF DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Salih Self-Development Center teaches area children vocational skills, they will be able to find jobs and learn self-sufficiency. It also provides necessities and medical supplies to the community. The Center already made progress towards a better future for Kumasi. Ibrahim Anyars Salih, the President and Founder of the Salih Self-Development Center, grew up in the Aboabo District of Kumasi and knows the challenges that face the children of Kumasi. He saw that children lacked vocational skills and education. He was fortunate to have the opportunity to come to the United States, but has never forgotten his friends who continue to face poverty in Ghana.Learn more.