GlobeMed at Princeton University partners with Medical AIDS Outreach (MAO) to bring high quality HIV services to rural Alabama.
GlobeMed at Princeton University + Medical AIDS Outreach
GlobeMed at Princeton University | Princeton, New Jersey
Medical AIDS Outreach | Montgomery, Alabama, USA
In Alabama’s capital city of Montgomery, the rate of HIV infection is 54.8/100,000 and one in every three persons is living on food stamps.
“To be sure, fighting for global health equity is not something we can do from the sidelines. We need to take action.”
– Cornelia Lluberes ’14 and Amy Li ’14, Princeton University
About the Partnership
Founded in 2010, GlobeMed at Princeton works with Medical AIDS Outreach (MAO) in Montgomery, Alabama. MAO is a private, nonprofit, community-based AIDS service organization covering 26 counties of South Central Alabama. Since its establishment in 1987, MAO has provided HIV treatment, education, and outreach. MAO covers about a third of Alabama’s geography, most of which are very poor and rural counties. Together, GlobeMed at Princeton and MAO work to establish and develop a high-tech solution to America’s need for healthcare. In developing a network of telemedicine clinics that will connect HIV patients throughout rural Alabama to medical experts based in Alabama’s urban centers, they help ensure that Alabama’s rural residents have the access to care that they deserve. Since 2010, GlobeMed at Princeton has raised over $1,500 to support MAO’s Access to Care Initiative.
GlobeMed at Princeton aims to supplement funding for the Alabama eHealth: Access to Care Initiative which uses telemedicine technology to provide HIV/AIDS care to patients in rural Alabama. The ultimate success of the Access to Care Initiative project depends on MAO’s ability to match the national grant from AIDS United in Washington D.C. at 100%. MAO believes that this project will become self-sustaining as it will, in addition to expanding access to healthcare, also stimulate local economics.
This cutting edge telemedicine network, upon successful implementation, has the potential to serve as the model for the future of rural healthcare in America.