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THE JACKSON CLINICS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2018
In 2018 we concentrated our efforts in Kenya and concentrated on the sustainability of our OMT program and establishing our NRT program. We sent 26 teachers to Kenya and had 8 rising third-year students from Shenandoah in the country as well. Our Kenyan mentor was very busy in Nairobi and upcountry educating students and graduates. Many of our teachers were there for student and graduate mentoring.


For the first time, all courses were taught by our Kenyan graduates and were monitored by American educators. The Kenyans were mentored by the Americans in teaching style and methodology.


Also for the first time, we sent our Jackson Clinics Athletic Trainers to teach Therapeutic Exercise. This course is now required for graduation from the OMT program. In December cohort 6 graduated.


Jackson Clinics Foundation hosted in May the first annual OMT Symposium. We had 60 of our graduates in attendance to explore the future of OMT. This is a huge step towards sustainability and recognition of the OMT program.


In 2018 there were two poster presentations at conferences regarding our program, four articles and two book chapters published. Again, thank you to Shala Cunningham.


The total expenses during 2018 were $90,610.00 with individual contributions of $363.00. Richard and Anna Jackson contributed 86,000.00. The primary expenses were airfare and the cost of our Kenyan mentor.
 

THE JACKSON CLINICS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017
Overview: The Jackson Clinics Foundation, Inc. runs and funds educational projects for physiotherapists, (physical therapists), in Ethiopia and Kenya. The goal is to provide access to advanced physical therapy practice and to create long term, sustainable educational programs. The President of the foundation is Richard Jackson and the Vice President is Anna Jackson. There is one paid employee in Kenya. He is a graduate of our program and spends his time mentoring therapists outside of Nairobi and helps to make life smooth for the volunteers whom we send.


In 2017 we sent 22 teachers to Kenya and eight to Ethiopia. Our fifth cohort of Orthopedic Manual Therapists graduated in December in Kenya and our first 17 Doctors of Physiotherapy graduated from Ethiopia. Now it is theirs to carry on. We have given them the education and the curriculum to enable sustainability. Congratulations to the first DPT’s in Africa!!


Our teachers supply classroom instruction and mentoring over patients. Our one Kenyan mentor worked in Nairobi and in many locations outside of Nairobi to supply valuable mentoring.


We also had a first in partnering with Shenandoah University to send two students to Kenya to be mentored by our graduates. This was very successful and 4 students are planned for 2018.


Serious talks have begun with AMREF International University, (AMIU), to begin a Bachelor of Science degree program at AMIU and a BSc Upgrade degree for our graduates of OMT and NRT. This has been a dream of ours for six years and it is finally coming to fruition. 


In 2017 there were 5 peer-reviewed publications on our program and five poster presentations at International conferences. Thank you, Shala Cunningham, for your ongoing interest in our program outcomes.


The total expenses in 2017 amounted to $87,000. Direct public support totaled $1,328.00 with the $90,905.00 being donated by Richard and Anna Jackson. The primary expenses were airfare and Kenya teaching assistants. We feel that we accomplish a tremendous amount of good for the dollars spent.

THE JACKSON CLINICS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2016
Overview: The Jackson Clinics Foundation, Inc. runs and funds educational projects for physiotherapists, (physical therapists), in Ethiopia and Kenya. The goal is to provide access to advanced physical therapy practice and to create long term, sustainable educational programs. The President of the foundation is Richard Jackson and the Vice President is Anna Jackson. There are no paid employees. Ben Keeton, DPT, and Brett Windsor, PT, DPT donate their time to structure the educational offerings to our students. Airfare for instructors, some housing, and supplies for teaching are paid from the Foundation account, all other expenses are paid by Richard and Anna Jackson personally.


Kenya: The program in Kenya is an 18-month postgraduate program consisting of 6 two week modules taught every three months. The Kenya Medical Training College has agreed to grant a Higher Diploma for graduates of this program.


Beginning in 2016 the Foundation began paying our teaching assistants in Kenya. Further, our Kenyan assistants began teaching at least 30% of the content of the educational modules. Our goal is full sustainability by 2018 of this program.


In 2016 the Foundation sent 22 instructors to Nairobi, (two weeks each), for clinical mentoring of graduates and cohorts 3, 4, and 5, the continuation of education for cohorts 3, 4, and 5, and for the launching of an educational series for cohort 6. Our teams generally pair a University professor as the lead teacher with a member of the Jackson Clinics staff, all with doctoral degrees. Cohorts 3 and 4 graduated with a Higher Diploma in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, (OMT) in December of 2016. Richard and Anna Jackson attended the graduation. Cohort 3 finished their training in February with a two-week module on the shoulder and arm, while cohort 4 finished their training in July with the same module. Cohort 5 began their training in March with Clinical Reasoning and continued throughout the year with modules on the foot/ankle, knee/hip, and lumbar/pelvis. Cohort 6 began their training in October with a Clinical Reasoning module.


Richard and Anna Jackson traveled to Nairobi in January, March, October, and December to further the efforts of the program. Through meetings with KMTC administration, it was agreed that two new faculty positions would be created by KMTC for the furtherance of the Foundation’s OMT program. These new faculty members will be responsible for taking over administration and teaching duties with the goal that the program will be self-sustaining and our Foundation will not be needed past 2018.


Ethiopia: In August 2016 Richard and Anna Jackson traveled to Ethiopia to negotiate a new Memorandum of Understanding, (MOU), with Addis Ababa University, (AAU), and Regis University for the purpose of continuing the DPT program. Our present 17 DPT candidates will graduate in November or December 2017. At that point, the DPT program will be sustainable by AAU with our DPT graduates serving as academic and clinical faculty.


In 2016 our Foundation sent 6 teachers and mentors to support the DPT program.


Funding: In 2016 funding totaled $7,106 from outside sources. Richard and Anna Jackson donated an additional $57,000 to the program and provided $11,125.00 cash in support of the program, (teaching assistant pay, hotel and travel expense not charged to the Foundation.


Expenses: Expenses paid by the Foundation totaled $76,863.00.
 

THE JACKSON CLINICS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2015
Overview: The Jackson Clinics Foundation, Inc. runs and funds educational projects for physiotherapists, (physical therapists), in Ethiopia and Kenya. The goal is to provide access to advanced physical therapy practice and to create long term, sustainable educational programs. The President of the foundation is Richard Jackson and the Vice President is Anna Jackson. There are no paid employees. Ben Keeton, DPT, donates his time to structure the educational offerings to our students. Airfare for instructors, some housing, and supplies for teaching are paid from the Foundation account, all other expenses are paid by Richard and Anna Jackson personally.


Kenya: The program in Kenya is an 18-month postgraduate program consisting of 6 two week modules taught every three months. The Kenya Medical Training College has agreed to grant a Higher Diploma for graduates of this program. In 2015 the Foundation sent 10 pairs of instructors to Nairobi, (two weeks each), for clinical mentoring of cohorts 2, 3, 4, the continuation of education for cohorts 2, 3, 4, and for the launching of an educational series for cohort #4. Our teams pair a University professor as the lead teacher with a member of the Jackson Clinics staff, all with doctoral degrees. Cohort #2 graduated with a Higher Diploma in December of 2015. Richard and Anna Jackson attended the graduation. Cohort #2 with 17 students finished their training with a two-week module on the shoulder and arm, cohort #3 received instruction on four modules, (foot/ankle, knee and hip, lumbar spine and pelvis, and cervical/thoracic). Cohort #4 received training in three modules, (Clinical Reasoning, foot, and ankle, knee, and hip).


Richard and Anna Jackson traveled to Nairobi in March to greet our newest cohort #4. Meetings were also held with Dr. Vincent Mutiso, orthopedic surgeon and lecturer for Nairobi University medical school. Dr. Mutiso arranged a meeting with the Dean of the Medical School to discuss the establishment of an upgrade Bachelor of Science degree at the University for the 2000+ diploma physiotherapists in Kenya.  This was a very positive meeting. Our foundation agreed to teach all core classes in physiotherapy to achieve this end.


Richard and Anna again traveled to Nairobi in July to continue testing for the second cohort and for Richard to teach the pelvic girdle portion of the lumbopelvic course being taught to cohort #3. Meetings were held with the Director of KMTC to discuss him and Daniel Kanguru coming to the USA to study our Residency program.

Richard Jackson traveled to Nairobi in October to teach the second week of the cervical/thoracic module. Then in December Richard and Anna attended the graduation ceremonies for the second cohort to receive their Higher Diploma. Also during this week they met with the new Director of KMTC and learned that KMTC is seeking, as is Nairobi University, to establish a bachelor degree upgrade. We have agreed to teach all core courses.
Ethiopia: In November 2015 Richard and Anna Jackson traveled to Ethiopia to launch the first of a series of orthopedic mentoring sessions for the DPT students. Two teachers traveled with them. They also met and hosted a luncheon for the 17 DPT students.


Funding: In 2015 funding totaled $12,650, from outside sources.
Expenses: $57,265.30 of Foundation expenses were paid directly by Richard and Anna Jackson. Expenses paid from the Foundation account totaled $43,429.84, the majority of this spent on airfare for teachers, ($30,460.74). Contract labor for the person who orients our instructors was $4,700. The total cost of running the Foundation for 2015 was $100,695.14.

 

THE JACKSON CLINICS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2014

Overview: The Jackson Clinics Foundation, Inc. runs and funds educational projects for physiotherapists, (physical therapists), in Ethiopia and Kenya. The goal is to provide access to advanced physical therapy practice and to create long term, sustainable educational programs. The President of the foundation is Richard Jackson and the Vice President is Anna Jackson. There are no paid employees. Ben Keeton, DPT, donates his time to structure the educational offerings to our students. Airfare for instructors are paid from the Foundation account, all other expenses are paid by The Jackson Clinics. LLC or by Richard and Anna Jackson personally.

 

Kenya: The program in Kenya is an 18-month postgraduate program consisting of 6 two week modules taught every three months. The Kenya Medical Training College has agreed to grant a Higher Diploma for graduates of this program. In 2014 the Foundation sent 8 pairs of instructors to Nairobi, (two weeks each), for the clinical mentoring of cohort #1, the continuation of education for cohort #2 and for the launching of an educational series for cohort #3. Our teams pair a University professor as the lead teacher with a member of the Jackson Clinics staff, all with doctoral degrees. Cohort #1 graduated with a Higher Diploma in December of 2014. Cohort #2 with 17 students continued their training with two-week modules on the knee and hip, lumbar spine and pelvis, and cervical/thoracic. Cohort #3 received training in Clinical Reasoning and the foot and ankle.

 

Richard and Anna Jackson traveled to Nairobi in January to help launch the foot/ankle module for cohort #2 and to set up the clinical mentoring for cohort #1. They traveled to Mombasa to meet with Daniel Kanguru Muli at the KMTC-Mombasa at Port Reise to discuss launching our program there. In Nairobi meetings with Dickson Ogutu, the head of physiotherapy at Kenyatta Hospital was arranged in order to get all of the students who are working at KNH posted to outpatient orthopedics. This was well received and by mid-year, all students were posted appropriately. Meetings were also held with Dr. Vincent Mutiso, orthopedic surgeon and lecturer for Nairobi University medical school. Dr. Mutiso wished to discuss the establishment of an upgrade Bachelor of Science degree at the University for the 2000+ diploma physiotherapists in Kenya. 

 

Richard and Anna again traveled to Nairobi in March to launch Clinical Mentoring at KNH. They also launched the final class for cohort #1, shoulder and arm module. Then again in September, they returned to Nairobi to do final exams of cohort #1, launch clinical reasoning module for cohort #3, and to assist Dr. Shala Cunningham in doing an outcomes study on our program.

 

Ethiopia: In March of 2014 The Jackson Clinics Foundation in association with Regis University Addis Ababa University launched a transitional Doctor of Physical therapy program at the Addis Ababa University with 15 students. Classes were taught by AAU faculty and Regis University faculty throughout 2014.

Funding: In 2014 funding totaled $59,363, the majority of this, ($50,000), came from Richard and Anna Jackson. Expenses from the foundation account totaled $26,600.00, the majority of this spent on airfare for teachers, (22,521.58). Contract labor for the person who orients our instructors was $3,150.00.

 

 

THE JACKSON CLINICS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2013

Overview: The Jackson Clinics Foundation, Inc. runs and funds educational projects for physiotherapists, (physical therapists), in Ethiopia and Kenya. The goal is to provide access to advanced physical therapy practice and to create long term, sustainable educational programs. The President of the foundation is Richard Jackson and the Vice President is Anna Jackson. There are no paid employees. Ben Keeton, DPT, donates his time to structure the educational offerings to our students. Airfare for instructors are paid from the Foundation account, all other expenses are paid by The Jackson Clinics. LLC or by Richard and Anna Jackson personally.

 

Kenya: The program in Kenya is an 18-month postgraduate program consisting of 6 two week modules taught every three months. The Kenya Medical Training College has agreed to grant a Higher Diploma for graduates of this program. In 2013 the Foundation sent 8 pairs of instructors to Nairobi, (two weeks each), for the continuation of education for cohort #1 and for the launching of an educational series for cohort #2. Our teams pair a University professor as the lead teacher with a member of the Jackson Clinics staff, all with doctoral degrees. Cohort #1 consists of 21 Kenyan physiotherapists who received two-week training modules in foot ankle, the knee hip and finally lumbar pelvis. Cohort #2 with 17 students launched their training with a two-week module on Clinical Reasoning.

 

On October 1, 2013, a letter of invitation was sent to the administration of the Kenya Medical Training College to come to Virginia to view the Jackson Clinics Residency program to further develop a similar program in Kenya. The invitation was accepted but due to the personal tragedy of one of the invitees the trip was postponed to 2014.

Ethiopia: In April of 2013 Richard and Anna Jackson met with representatives of Regis University and the Director of the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University and the Dean of the Medical School, Addis Ababa University, to negotiate and sign a memorandum of Understanding between all parties that outlines the steps each party must take and a timeline for these steps to launch a transitional Doctor of Physical therapy program at the Addis Ababa University. The program was supposed to launch in 2013 but due to administrative difficulties, the launch is expected in February of 2014.

 

Funding: In 2013 funding from friends and family totaled $27,780. Expenses from the foundation account totaled $5055.00. All additional expenses were incurred through the Jackson Clinics, LLC, which primarily consisted of airfare, meals, and lodging for Richard and Anna Jackson.

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