Monday, July 23, 2018



 MOBILE MEDICAL UNITS - THE MUCH NEEDED ROLL
 FOR "AT RISK" POPULATIONS

Mobilehealth care clinics provide a much-needed role in providing high-quality, lowcost care to “at risk” populations. They are also of great use in communitieswith the working poor, who have little or no access to insurance or medicalfacilities. Mobile Medical Clinics can be targeted to the needs of your specific population. Many of the under-served populations have barriers which can include: language and cultural barriers, legal status, gender and sexual orientation. Some have the worry of privacy and being
stigmatized; such as HIV, AIDS, STD patients.
 
At Aleph Group, we recognized the purpose and need for mobile healthcare clinics. Many units are used to provide the great need for medical facilities that can move from one client base to another.  By offering a specific schedule of hours and locations, one unit can serve multiple communities.  Hospitals and health systems often lack access to, or even the knowledge/expertise on the ways necessary to control health at the community level. Instead of struggling to develop these skills, care delivery organizations can partner with mobile clinics that have experience in addressing the health needs of communities. Mobile clinics are uniquely qualified to provide high-quality care to under-served populations and can do it at a HUGE cost savings.

AGI has produced many mobile medical, dental and bloodmobiles for these communities at large. We are happy to show you the results of these units on their perspective communities. Below you will find a plan that gives you the basics, for getting a mobile unit in your community.









We at Aleph Group, Inc. would love to hear your thoughts on mobile medical units. We invite you to share ideas and will answer your questions about mobile medical units and their services to the community. Let our experience, of years in the mobile medical business, help you find your right path 
to helping others as well as your bottom line.





                          

Friday, July 13, 2018

EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES - helping within 1 hour of disaster








In April 14, 2016 an earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale, struck the Kumamoto region of Kyushu, the southeastern most island of Japan. The earthquake caused nine deaths and over seven hundred injuries, but little did the residents know that this was only a fore-shock to a more powerful earthquake. Only two days later a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck, followed by a series of smaller earthquakes. Between the two earthquakes,49 people were killed and over a thousand were injured. Thousands more were evacuated to shelters after their homes had been completely destroyed.


According to the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT), maintained by The International Disaster Database, natural disasters have been on the rise since its first data record in 1900. This means that disasters, like the one in Kumamoto, are likely to happen again anywhere in the world. Countries have done much to prepare for these disasters; however, in almost every case, leaders struggle to deploy effective portable or semi-permanent shelters to those that have lost their homes. Leaders also struggle to deploy medical facilities and emergency care to meet the needs of victims. Aleph Group, Inc. (AGI) specializes in building the very tools needed to meet these disasters. AGI manufactures specialty vehicles and portable solutions that can be customized to fit virtually any specification. Mobile clinics can be used to treat victims, when hospital infrastructures have been damaged or destroyed. Semi-permanent solutions can be deployed to provide temporary shelters. The shelters are fully insulated, heated and/or air conditioned, as well as prewired and plumbed with hot and cold running water.

Emergency response generally includes three levels of activity.
 Detailed emergency action plans for responding to the various emergencies are as follows.

Level I Response Mode — Decentralized Coordination
This management mode is operative under normal conditions in which 
emergency situations are responded to by the usual management procedures
 and local resources are adequate.
Level II Response Mode — Centralized Coordination
This mode of operation is used for emergency responses that require several
 functional units within the plan to be activated.
Level III Response Mode — Highest Inter-agency Coordination 
This mode of operation will be utilized following a major disaster that would 
render it impossible for communication to flow freely.

Imagine the difference it would have made if these solutions were made available to the people of Katrina,  Kumamoto and many other major disasters. 

Though we cannot stop the next major earthquake, wildfire or flood, 
we can provide the tools to effectively and efficiently meet the 
needs of victims in the wake of any crisis. 










Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Educating the Public About HIV


Today is National HIV Testing Day and AGI is working with the healthcare industry to bring awareness to getting tested. Although there is no actual cure for HIV at the moment, there is still a way to control it through prevention methods, and most of all, getting tested. In today’s society there are now more than ever different alternatives to getting tested. From your healthcare provider, a mobile clinic, testing events, local organizations, or even at home! There’s no excuse to get tested! According to the CDC, “About 1.1 million people in the United States have HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it. Young people are the most likely to be unaware of their HIV infection.” Therefore it’s important to get tested, especially, as CDC states, are more sexually active, or if you identify as a sexually active gay or bisexual men.  Knowing your HIV status is not only important, but it’s also breaking the stigma from HIV testing as well as support from peers and family. A lot of times, people refuse to get tested in fear that they may be judged by sexuality, drug abuse, gender, sex work, or simply for having HIV/AIDS. In supporting local and international HIV testing events, AGI is hoping to help break these stereotypes and help bring both national and international awareness on HIV testing.

                HIV is transmitted via sexual activity or through sharing needle or syringes. According to CDC, HIV can live in used needles from up to 42 days of being used! Although sexual activity and needles and syringes are the main source of spreading HIV in the U.S. there are other ways HIV is spread, even through infancy. For example, women who have HIV and are pregnant may infect their child, if they’re not taking medication. The risk of HIV is also higher if you have an STD. According to the CDC, you should get tested if:

º You’re a sexually active gay or bisexual man.
º You’ve had sex with an HIV-positive partner.
º You’ve had more than one partner since your last HIV test.
º You’ve shared needles or works to inject drugs.
º You’ve exchanged sex for drugs or money.
º You have another sexually transmitted disease, hepatitis,
or tuberculosis.
º You’ve had sex with anyone who has done anything listed above + – or with someone whose sexual history you don’t know.


There’s always a fear of testing positive, but it’s better to know in order to live a healthier life knowing, rather than keeping it a mystery. Visiting a mobile testing site or mobile clinic is the first step in becoming more aware of your health, as well as helping spread awareness on the importance of HIV testing.

                Even after testing negative for HIV, it’s always important to practice prevention methods. From abstinence, to using lubricated condoms, it’s important to speak to your local physician to find what’s best for your personal health lifestyle. Most importantly, if you do have HIV, communicating with your partner in regards to having protected sex as well having a routinely HIV testing is important. Visiting a mobile clinic is just as informative as visiting your nearest clinic as well. The U.S. National Library of Medicine states that although health facilities are more than likely to help more children, men, and people who have never been tested before, it’s mobile clinics who help communities find new HIV infections. A mobile clinic has the potential to help save someone’s life through programs that offer affordable and accessible services such as HIV testing. Receive your own personal tips with the CDC’s HIV Risk Reduction Tool here, or visit your local mobile HIV Testing center for more information!