LifeBridge supports the mind-body well-being of physicians who face high levels of burnout. It encourages them to reach out for help before they are in crisis. LifeBridge provides free counseling services to physicians along with other programming and services.
Consider making a donation to the Medical Foundation of Chattanooga and help us continue the mission of supporting the well-being of local physicians, providing health care for the working poor, improving community health planning and promoting educational opportunities to promote future healthcare workforce development.
In addition to LifeBridge, the Medical Foundation supports the good work of Chattanooga physicians in many ways:
Project Access, a physician-led initiative that provides healthcare to the working poor. Since 2004, more than 18,975 people have received $175 million in donated health care services. Lives have been saved, vision has been restored, people have been able to return to work to support their families because of the compassion and care they received through Project Access.
The annual Youth Leadership Forum encourages promising high school juniors and seniors to pursue careers in medicine. This is important as we face a future shortage of physicians. With hopes of growing the program, we received an unprecedented 100+ nominations. With current funding and support, we were able to accept 30 students into the program.
In a community-wide emergency, the Foundation and Society are designated to mobilize and deploy physicians to non-hospital sites throughout the community. We regularly assist local government with emergency planning.
Community health initiatives to reduce infant mortality, to combat obesity, to reduce smoking in public places, and to promote healthy behaviors benefit from the leadership of physicians and Foundation staff.
Please consider a gift to the Medical Foundation. Your gift can be given in honor of a loved one or colleague, or in memory of a family member or friend. You can also target your gift to a specific initiative or program.