Posted on Dec 05, 2019
December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment month. Rotary is dedicated to fighting and preventing disease.  Disease Prevention and Treatment is one of Rotary’s Six Area of Focus.   Disease and illness result in pain and injury.  Prolonged severe illness may result in loss of employment and income.  It affects families.  It affects quality of life. 
 
Rotary and Rotarians are committed to helping people to live healthy lives.   Our signature project in this area is Polio Eradication.   But polio is not the only disease or aspect of healthy living on which Rotarians have expended energies.
 
One way in which Rotarians have elected to provide attention to an area of concern is through a Rotarian Action Group (RAG).  A Rotary Action Group (RAG) is a voluntary organization that functions independently of Rotary International.  Each RAG establishes its own rules, dues requirements, and administrative structure.  RAGs are composed of Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni who are experts in a particular field.   Group members share their expertise by collaborating with clubs and districts on service projects. 
 
There are more than a dozen Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) committed to disease prevention and treatment.   Here is the URL for a list of all RAGs:   https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/empower-leaders/join-rotarian-action-group
 
Following is a list of the many RAGs (with linked URLs) that address health issues:
           
 
Do you have a passion in one of these areas?  Can you contribute you knowledge, skills and expertise to one of these RAGs?  Check it out today.  This is another way in which we can serve as Rotarians in the focused area of Disease Prevention and Treatment.