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    Programs Improving Local Residents' Health Care

    The Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) operates programs designed to contribute to the health of residents, including those in areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

    A recruitment system engaging physicians to serve full-time in areas deemed in need of medical health providers.

    System of Dispatching Physicians on a Rotation Basis

    Electronic Databases to safeguard medical information, especially patient records, from untoward incidents such as disasters.

    Systematic Digitalization and Networking of Medical Information

    A long-term health survey of the residents

    Long-term Health Survey  Program

    Relationship Building Activities in Local Participating Areas

    The following activities are carried out along with the programs:

    Information dissemination for residents

    We visit various areas in Miyagi Prefecture to explain an overview of the programs.
    Feedback from these sessions will be used to improve existing projects.
    August 22nd, 2012, we visited the Kasetsu Jutaku Sewaninkai (Temporary Housing Friendship Circle) in Shichigahama.
    Through September to October in 2012, a survey was taken at the community's metabolic syndrome health examination center in Yamamoto-cho, Watari-gun, Miyagi Prefecture. The questionnaire also included questions concerning the residents' wishes and expectations of the programs to be held.

    Details about the programs are informed through the media.
    Two series of radio program were broadcast on DateFM (77.1MHz Sendai) and FM IWANUMA (77.9MHz Iwanuma).

    Community networking

    We visit municipalities in Miyagi Prefecture to ask for their cooperation.

    In September 2012, a signing ceremony for the Miyagi Prefecture-Tohoku University cooperation agreement of the Tohoku Medical Megabank Project was held. During the event, letters of agreement were exchanged for project cooperation within Miyagi Prefecture.

    We also engage in networking opportunities with medical practitioners and disaster relief workers all across the region.

    ToMMo hosts brilliant ALSO and BLSO courses in Ishinomaki City-educational programs focused on assisting pregnant women during disasters