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AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE- ​Website
 

The Anschutz Medical Campus chapter of the American Dental Association's Community Outreach Committee focuses on reaching out to those in need. They set-up and attend several events each semester that focus on educating the population about the importance of oral health.

Contact: Daniel.Sluyk@ucdenver.edu

AMC STUDENT SENATE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE- WEBSITE
 
AMC Student Senate Diversity Committee is a group of students interested in bringing awareness to the community around us, through speakers, lunch and learns, volunteering and film screenings. We are a group focused on educating the AMC student body about groups on campus, the needs of our community, and potential opportunities to learn more about the patients we will treat and how best we can serve them. We want to get people connected and aware of the possibilities we have at our fingertips.

Contact: Whitney.Hoover@ucdenver.edu
Paris Elementary Saturday Sports Club & Health Fairs We play sports with kids every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, mentor and provide health education from 9-11am

 

BRANCH (Bridging Research and Aurora Neighborhoods for Community Health)- WEBSITE
 
 BRANCH is a University of Colorado multidisciplinary student organization that is dedicated to becoming a sustained partner with Aurora communities by promoting, supporting, and implementing programs that encourage Aurora community members to take an active role in their own health and the health of their community. BRANCH is committed to providing Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) professional students with a community-based educational experience. Over the next many years BRANCH will work with the Aurora community to establish community gardens and an on-campus farmers’ market. The gardens and market will become the physical link between the Aurora and the AMC communities and provide an arena for effecting community health. Community gardens and the farmers’ market will work to strengthen the relationship between AMC and the surrounding communities while filling a real need for affordable fresh produce for AMC and Aurora.
Aurora Farmer's Market
 
Health Screens
 
Community Gardens
 
CU MINI MED SCHOOL- WEBSITE
Medical Student volunteers help during this lecture series to the public, presented by the medical school's best teachers on the topics of the first two years of medical school. Mini Med School brings the concepts of medicine to the public in the absence of medical jargon, showing our attendees that they can understand their health. Mini Med School also allows the public to get to know the people of medicine, through time with the lecturers and medical student volunteers. The lectures of Mini Med School are held in the 600 seat auditorium and sent by webcast to 12-15 additional sites around the state.
CSSHP (Colorado student society of health systems pharmacy)
  CSSHP is geared towards fostering the development of clinical pharmacists, providing members the opportunity to gain experience within the field. Our organization offers members the advantage of attaining knowledge and connections with clinical pharmacists through the shadowing program and faculty dinner series. Members also have the chance give back to the community though health fairs, community and brown bags events. Additionally, CSSHP organizes a local clinical skills competition and Colorado residency panel annually.
Retirement Centers  
Denver Rescue Mission  
Pharmacist for a Day Held at Paris, Montview, Park Lane and Laredo Elementary schools
C-STAHR (COMMUNITY AND STUDENTS AGAINST HEALTHCARE RACISM
2040 Partners for Health
  We hold focus groups where we listen to community members' experiences with doctors, nurses, and other people in healthcare. By hearing the stories of people in the community, we can understand why racism is happening, what it looks like, and what we can do about it.

Contact: thurman.brooke@gmail.com
EDUCATION AND TEACHING INTEREST GROUPS

 
We provide students in the School of Medicine with opportunities to expand their understanding of how to teach through internal development lunch lectures, as well as teaching opportunities to practice and enhance these skills by working with students and schools in the community. Contact: Caren.Millard@ucdenver.edu
Green Valley Ranch Middle and High Schools
Students from UC Denver SOM have the opportunity to work with GVR on MSA projects (such as curriculum development and teaching electives), teaching and mentoring opportunities, tutoring opportunities, etc.
Aurora Lights
Students involved in the Aurora Lights High School program come to the UC Denver SOM campus, where medical students lead them through medical/health related cases and teach them in skills based workshops (casting, suturing, dissections, etc).

HANDDS (IDENTIFYING HIGH ARREST NEIGHBORHOODS TO DECREASE DISPARITIES)

 

 
The HANDDS Program is associated with the University of Colorado Emergency Medicine Department. They have identified neighborhoods in which there are higher than expected rates of cardiac arrest and low rates of bystander CPR knowledge. These neighborhoods are primarily Spanish-speaking, lower income communities. The primary goal of the HANDDS program is to increase awareness and education surrounding bystander CPR. In addition, the HANDDS program recently allied itself with Servicios de la Raza.   Servicios de la Raza aims to provide and advocate for, comprehensive, culturally responsive human services to all Colorado communities in need.   
Servicios de la Raza
We collaborate with Servicios de la Raza to help provide goods for their Juntos program.  The Juntos  basic emergency services program is a bilingual program that provides services to assist the most  vulnerable members of our community who live on the margins of poverty and are in need of access to  emergency services that are culturally responsive.    HANDDS collaborates by running winter coat drives, food drives, and clothing drives.  HANDDS also helps recruit volunteers for certain events, such as needed for the dispersal of thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to families in need.
Health Fairs
HANDDS attends health fairs and promotes the use of bystander CPR, including technique, when to perform CPR and how to share information about CPR with others.

 

PHARMACY CLASS OF 2014 PHILANTHROPY COMMITTEE

 

Denver Rescue Mission
Provide support through helping fed the homeless, as well as provide food to them through fundraising events. Contact: Adrienne.Kercsak@ucdenver.edu
 
Rural Smiles
Byers Elementary-Byers, CO- Rural Smiles was started to bring oral hygiene education to underserved rural areas. Twice a year we will be visiting a chosen elementary school to provide oral hygiene education. This includes healthy habits, brushing our teeth, fluoride and visiting the dentist. Along with education, the kids will receive tooth brushes, toothpaste, timers, and information to go home to the parents, as well as contact information for local dental providers. Upon completion of the program the lesson plans and teaching aids are handed on to the teachers, then they are trained on the areas of oral hygiene and the education is carried on in the school. Every year a new school will be chosen for the Rural Smiles program. Contact: Laci.Rector@ucdenver.edu
 

 

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