The Health Sciences Mobile Health and Outreach Van is the result of a collaborative effort between the UW School of Medicine Service Learning Program and the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE). This pilot project works to address critical gaps in health access, and partners with student and community organizations such as University District Street Medicine, Low Income Housing Institute – Tiny Houses, and others to provide basic preventive health and street medicine services for people experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity and other barriers to accessing healthcare. In addition, the project provides interprofessional learning opportunities for health sciences students to engage with professionals and students from other disciplines, and to connect what they are learning in the classroom to a community setting.
Are you a student organization or community organization interested in learning more or partnering with this program? Please contact Tracy Brazg, Director of UW Interprofessional Education, for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.