Program Established: 2010.
Program Period: June 21 to August 6, 2010
Students/Projects/Sites: 6 students worked on 3 projects at 3 community sites in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Professional Disciplines: Nursing, physician assistant, public health.
Service Days: Students provided 137 days of health-related service.
Participating Institutions: DeSales University, East Stroudsburg University, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Marywood University.
Locations Served: Day camp, community health centers/clinic, community organization office, recreation center, school.
Student Activities:* Health-related client education, advocacy activities, assessing community resources, community outreach, community social activities, client interviews, literacy activities, oral health activities, health activity planning, health issues research.
Population Demographics: Mixture of females and males; all ages except newborn and geriatric; black/African-American; Hispanic; mixture of race ethnicities, non-English speaking and English speaking; immigrant populations.
Community Health Issues:* Diet and nutrition, cardiovascular health, obesity, child care, exercise, oral health, access to health care, communication (language/literacy), diabetes, personal hygiene.
Didactic Sessions: Lehigh Valley students joined the Wednesday morning didactic sessions of the Philadelphia Consortium program and then returned to the Lehigh Valley for their Wednesday afternoon component program sessions.
Oral Health Activities: According to student estimates, 101 children (aged 13 and under) and 5 young people (aged 14 to 20) received oral health education.
Symposium: Lehigh Valley BTG students presented at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Research Scholar Poster Presentation on July 30, 2010.
*The information provided here reflects only those categories reported by 40% or more of students participating at this BTG program location.
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