Program Established: 2008
Program Period: June 14 to July 30, 2010.
Students/Projects/Sites: 6 students worked on 3 projects at 3 community sites in Camden, New Jersey.
Professional Disciplines: Medicine, physician assistant, public health.
Service Days: Students provided 156 days of health-related service.
Locations Served: Community organization office, the field/community, community health centers/clinics, client homes, various other sites.
Student Activities:* Assessing community resources, community outreach, health-related client education, health issues research, linking clients with health resources, community social activities, planning health activities, advocacy, client interviews, direct service delivery, oral health activities.
Population Demographics: Mixture of females and males; all ages but newborns; mixture of races/ethnicities; black/African-American; Hispanic; English speaking; immigrant populations.
Community Health Issues:* Budgeting/personal finance, diet and nutrition, insurance/social service, poverty, exercise, homelessness, access to health care, child care, communication, diabetes, mental health, obesity, substance abuse, cancer, cardiovascular health, oral health, personal hygiene, physical disability, race/ethnicity.
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.
Oral Health Activities: According to student estimates, 25 children (aged 13 and under), 5 young people (aged 14 to 20), and 15 adults received oral health education.
Symposium: Students created posters and displayed them on the Piscataway, New Jersey, campus of the UMDNJ School of Public Health, during a student event.
*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 2010 BTG CHIP community partners and to view community project summaries by site, click here.
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