2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Creation of a Health Screening Clinic at Hope’s Kitchen
Emily M. Forsyth*, Peter M. Guirguis, and Christina M. Degenhardt
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

Truman students volunteered and coordinated a screening clinic at Hope’s kitchen in Kirksville to serve those without insurance or are underinsured. The individuals they aimed to reach were those that previously went to a local free clinic that had to close. TSU student leaders and medical student leaders conducted strategic planning, secured physician input and supervision, and coordinated the screening clinic with the Hope’s Kitchen volunteers. These health screenings provide a unique opportunity for Truman Health Science students to obtain some "real world" experience in health education, while providing services for those in need. Under the supervision of the volunteer physicians, TSU students volunteering at the new Screening Clinic at Hope’s Kitchen provide a variety of physical assessments, health education and medical self-care materials, as well as referrals to health agencies such as the NEMO rural health network (sliding scale medical care for needy residents).

Keywords: Health , Education, Experience, Health, Screening, Free, Coordinate, Volunteer

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 60-43
Location: OP Lobby and Atrium
Time: 4:15

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