Program Feasibility Year: 2009
Program Period: June 20 to August 5, 2009
Students/Projects/Sites: 4 students worked on 2 projects at 2 community sites in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Professional Disciplines: Nursing, physician assistant.
Service Days: Students provided 108 days of health-related service.
Participating Institutions: DeSales University, Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Locations Served: Community health centers/clinics, day camp, community organization office.
Student Activities:* Community resource assessment, client interviews, community social activities, health-related client education, oral health activities, health activity planning, researching health issues, community outreach, program evaluation, survey administration, linking clients with health resources, social service intervention.
Population Demographics: Mixture of men and women; all ages; black/African-American; Hispanic; non-English-speaking and English-speaking; immigrant populations.
Community Health Issues:* Access to health care, cardiovascular health, communication (language/literacy), insurance/social services, oral health, race/ethnicity, exercise, budgeting/personal finances, child care, diabetes, diet and nutrition, immigrant issues, obesity, poverty.
Didactic Sessions: Lehigh Valley students joined the Wednesday morning didactic sessions of the Philadelphia Consortium program and then joined the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine component program on Wednesday afternoons.
Symposium: Lehigh Valley BTG students presented at the annual Research Scholar Poster Presentation event in July.
*The information provided here reflects only those categories reported by 40% or more of students participating at this BTG program location.
For a complete alphabetical list of all 2009 BTG CHIP community partners and to view community project summaries by site, click here.
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