September 19, 2007

Health initiatives are focus of School of Medicine's community outreach

As part of the 2007 Case for Community Day — being held this year on Friday, September 21 — Case Daily will feature community outreach initiatives being conducted at each of the university's colleges, as well as several campus centers and departments.

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The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine supports the mission of delivering health services to the Greater Cleveland area and beyond.

Several programs offered or run by the school support these endeavors, including:

  • Netwellness: a nonprofit consumer health Web site operated by faculty and health care specialists from the School of Medicine, the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University, who answer questions about health from the community at large. Service is confidential and free.
  • Bridging Pathways to Health Professions: A one–day conference at a sponsoring school for local high school students interested in health professions, the program aims to provide the students with the skills and motivation to boost their success in a health-oriented career.
  • Future Connections Program: A collaboration involving University Circle institutions, Cleveland schools and the district's business partners, the program allows Cleveland school students four weeks of paid study at Case Western Reserve and one of several UCI cultural institutions. The Office of Urban Health—part of the School of Medicine—is one of the host sites.
  • Health Promotion for the Homeless: Case students in the health professions provide health–education and services for men, women and children living in homeless shelters.
  • Community Science Education Program: enables faculty and students to participate in numerous community science education events, including education and science fairs and visits to local classrooms and science laboratories.
  • Health Leadership Council: a comprehensive health plan for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District based on leading health indicators; ensures that Cleveland students have access to a complete health status evaluation and provides experiential education for Case health professional students.

For more information about the medical school's outreach initiatives, visit its Web site.

Posted by: Marsha Bragg, September 19, 2007 10:02 AM | News Topics: Collaborations/Partnerships, Community Outreach, General, Healthcare, Provost Initiatives, School of Medicine

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