If eyes are the windows to the soul, then it is ever so important that people take care of them. Just as it is
As a response to the spike in new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 witnessed across the nation as states begin the gradual process of reopening, Tzu Chi Medical Foundation (TCMF) called its supporters and volunteers to action, urging the donation of personal protective equipment, and delivering plant-based meals, sticky rice dumplings, and fruit, to dedicated frontline health workers.
As the pandemic has progressed, the Tzu Chi Medical Foundation has procured and donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitizing supplies to more than a thousand medical institutions across the United States. In meeting with many of their representatives, staff and volunteers at Tzu Chi Medical discovered how constricted time was for lunch breaks at healthcare facilities. As a result, a new initiative was born: “A Better Meal, A Better Earth,” where, beginning May 19, 2020, Tzu Chi Medical began donating vegetarian lunches to healthcare workers alongside PPE donations.
The Alzheimer’s Association and the Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation are pleased to announce the expansion of their partnership to better reach and engage the Chinese-American community by providing important information relating to Alzheimer’s detection, diagnosis, care, treatment, research, and advocacy.
The role of the healthcare sector includes the treatment and prevention of diseases in addition to maintaining one’s health.
At Tzu Chi’s Mobile Clinics, I have enjoyed assessing and attending to patient needs as a volunteer. This has provided me insight into marginalized and underserved patient populations’ health disparities, which I have further explored through my qualitative research.