Community Outreach 2016 Review

Education
A Vitals Training Workshop was held in the early fall for students to practice taking blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rate. They are working with the Clinic Education Chair to compile lectures for morning rounds on the day of Primary Care Clinic days. The Education Team also has several sessions scheduled at the local nursing home in the upcoming semester. We can’t wait to go out into the community and share our knowledge of health!

Collaboration
SOAR Student-Run Free Clinic has reached out to many organizations of Portage County including local churches, community centers, non-profits, social services, etc. We believe the clinic is a team effort of not only our volunteers, but of the community. Thank you for all your support!

SOAR SRFC hosted a public forum for community members in November introducing the clinic and asking for suggestions and guidance from the community. We appreciate your attendance! Be on the lookout for another public forum this spring!

We have been invited to take part in the Healthcare Coalition as part of the 2016-2019 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) of Portage County. We will be working with organizations in Portage County to better address the needs of our patients and improve their access to care.

 

Author: Haley Coleman