INSPIRATION

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BHAGAT PURAN SINGH JI

Bhagat Puran Singh Ji (June 4, 1904 – August 5, 1992) lived a life devoted to serving others. While he was homeless, he begged for money not to nourish himself, but for those who were even less fortunate than he. Starting with nothing, Bhagat Puran Singh cared for Piara Singh, an abandoned child diagnosed with leprosy. Eventually, he was able to build the largest free health care institution in Northern India called Pingalwara (Home for the Handicapped and Abandoned). 

 

We modeled our organization in honor of Bhagat Puran Singh’s devotion to humanity and selfless service. We hope to make a mark on the world by striving to live as he did by using our knowledge, volunteerism, and resources in the name of service.

STORY

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The Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative, or BPSHI, began with a small group of passionate students in UC Davis and Sacramento State. They came together to organize a free health screening at their local gurudwara. Inspired by their efforts to provide selfless service, many other students created chapters in their undergraduate institutions and communities.

 

Today, BPSHI is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations with 12 chapters in California, one in Chicago, one in Philadelphia, and counting! Our volunteers across BPSHI work in partnership with their local communities to host free health screenings but also have led their own new initiatives. Together they are working to initiate important health conversations, provide relevant resources, and exchange in learning with their local community members.

MISSION

TOGETHER  ADVOCATE  FOR  COMMUNITY BASED  WELLNESS

VISION

TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES INVESTED IN IMPROVING HOLISTIC HEALTH

VALUES

COMMITMENT TO

EXCELLENCE

Our mission to empower communities through preventive care and educational measures relies on a universal standard of care and a culture of professionalism across all chapters, allowing us to engage respectfully and effectively with the communities we serve.

INNOVATION

We strive to break barriers and stigmas in cultivating unique approaches to health issues in our community. Our priorities are innovation in volunteer development, resource development and clinical service development.

COMMUNITY

RESPONSIBILITY

We are committed to developing human-centered solutions. We strive to design services that account for our communities’ unique systems of food, family, and economies.  

HUMILITY

We strive to provide service by recognizing the humanity in everyone. We recognize that our efforts to provide service to each other and our communities are constantly improving, driven by a commitment to listening first and fostering an equal exchange of knowledge.

ACCESSIBILITY

We strive to provide services with equal accessibility to all the communities we serve through the elimination of traditional barriers to healthcare caused by lack of native language resources and culturally sensitive providers. Our events, meetings, and facilities are safe spaces where patients can expect sensitive care that is free of stigma/pre-judgment and inclusive to all backgrounds.

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