Program Established: 2007
Program Period: June 15 to July 31, 2009
Students/Projects/Sites: 8 students worked on 4 projects at 4 community sites in Camden, New Jersey.
Professional Disciplines: Medicine, physician assistant, public health.
Service Days: Students provided 216 days of health-related service.
Locations Served: In the field/community, community organization office, community health centers/clinics, client homes, shelters (homeless or other), day camp, recreation center.
Student Activities:* Assessing community resources, community outreach, client interviews, evaluation of existing programs, planning health activities, community social activities, direct service delivery, health-related client education, linking clients with health resources, research on health issues, advocacy activities, development or administration of surveys, social service intervention.
Population Demographics: Mixture of men and women; all ages; black/African-American; Hispanic; mixture of races/ethnicities; English-speaking; immigrant populations
Community Health Issues:* Access to health care, diet and nutrition, HIV, poverty, STDs, communication (language/literacy), prenatal care, substance abuse, cardiovascular health, child care, computer literacy, diabetes, environmental health, exercise, homelessness, insurance/social services, oral health, sexual questions/issues.
Didactic Sessions: UMDNJ students joined the Wednesday morning didactic sessions of the Philadelphia program, then returned to New Jersey on Wednesday afternoons to take part in the UNDNJ component program curriculum.
Symposium: Students created posters and displayed them on the UMDNJ Stratford campus, then gave them to their community sites.
*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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