In addition to research, PPS also engages in various activities to serve the communities in which we work:
PPS conducts community health assessments in low-income areas, providing patients with an opportunity to be screened for several prevalent chronic diseases. During these screenings, a local doctor or UNC faculty physician is on site to help counsel patients on the management of these diseases.
PPS visits schools and communities to educate both children and adults about cardiovascular health, good nutrition, disease prevention, and various other topics.
Mental Health Promotion
PPS trains local women to lead groups for mental health and social support in their communities as part of a project known as Mujeres En Solidaridad Apoyandose (MESA).