Palmer College of Chiropractic & its Community Impact
Any type of healthcare organization has the ability to make a significant impact on the community. Whether it is a vast hospital network that serves the community in multiple locations or a small, private practice with only two physicians, the ability for these healthcare organizations to improve health outcomes and societal performance around it cannot be understated.
Chiropractic care organizations of any type are no exception to this rule. Chronic pain, specifically back pain, is one of the most common conditions in the United States. The National Institutes on Health report that over 80% of individuals will experience back pain at some point in their lives. This is an extremely high prevalence, and chiropractic care organizations’ main goal is to reduce back pain throughout the community.
In Port Orange, Idaho, the main location of Palmer College of Chiropractic, the community is seeing massive benefits from the presence of this educational institution with a chiropractic focus. The Palmer College of Chiropractic is one of if not the most revered higher education institution in the chiropractic care realm, and hundreds of prospective chiropractors pass through Palmer’s pathway to becoming a chiropractor each year.
In the surrounding community of Port Orange, research is showing that the Palmer College of Chiropractic may play an even larger role in community development than we would think. According to data collected by the city of Port Orange, there were 250 jobs created and over $122 million in city revenue attained in the year 2011, and the amount of jobs and revenue has increased in every year since. Not to mention that the Palmer College of Chiropractic has been providing quality chiropractic care for city officials and community member for years.
Students at the Palmer College of Chiropractic have also interacted with the community frequently, with community health initiatives, involvement in community activities, and much more. Their futures as doctors of chiropractic medicine is starting while still getting an education. Networking opportunities are always available and perhaps even a future patient may be met.
We often think of traditional colleges and universities making and impact on the community around them but when it comes to the Palmer College of Chiropractic, there is a substantial contribution to the community on a regular basis.