Outside of his work as medical director of specialty physician services at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Dr. Lamont Tyler provides support to a number of charitable organizations. One of the organizations that Dr. Lamont Tyler supports is United Way, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. Recently, the nonprofit organized a Day of Action on June 21, a single day for thousands of people in more than 300 communities around the world to come together and make a lasting impact. Day of Action takes place in states across the country and in more than 20 nations.
Each United Way independently decides which activities to undertake during Day of Action, but all organizations rallied around a national focus on nutrition and summer learning. In too many communities, children go hungry and remain academically under-stimulated throughout the summer moths. One of the primary goals of the United Way is childhood well-being, and this year’s Day of Action introduced thousands of people to the summer programs that they can support by volunteering.
These programs make a real, tangible difference in children’s lives. For example, an organization in Toronto brings fresh food to low-income neighborhoods through the Mobile Good Food Market, and another organization in Massachusetts is creating summer camps for low-income communities that incorporate literacy activities.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.