Collegiate Health Service Corps at First Baptist Church
Guests of the First Baptist Church are generally homeless and/or very low income earners with mental illness and substance abuse problems. They often cannot or do not access health care for many reasons. This program aims to fill these gaps in health literacy by providing medically under-served populations with health education demonstrations during their dinner period. Specifically, volunteers are promoting the concepts of wellness and disease prevention for the clients and their families. The clients are also shown how to access care in their local medical system. Student undergo a five hour training prior to begin the program and are allocated one hour per week for curriculum planning. This program is coordinated by Eastern Area Health Education Center and students will participate in service-learning activities supervised by their coordinator. The program meets on Tuesdays from 4:45- 5:45 PM. Mandatory core training date/time TBD.