TOUCH Program


The Translating Osteopathic Understanding to Community Health program is a national volunteer initiative organized through the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents. The COSGP mission is to encourage medical students to continue one of the basic tenets of the osteopathic philosophy: a commitment to improving the health of our communities through service. HCOM Athens students should log TOUCH hours on the Track It Forward website.

The goal of the TOUCH program is to encourage osteopathic medical students to work toward improving the health of their local community through service. In general, TOUCH hours are any activity that works to improve the health and wellness of a community that incorporates osteopathic tenets, awareness, principles and practice. Volunteer activities that do not qualify as TOUCH hours may still be logged as volunteer hours by students. For more details on what qualifies for TOUCH, please review AACOM's TOUCH website here. The Heritage College Student Government Association director of community outreach can answer any additional questions.

Sustainable Development Goals
21 People | 2 Impacts | 3 Hours