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COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS – 2014-2015 CLUBS/COLLEGES/PROGRAMS

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

ACOFP promotes the training of osteopathic family physicians and provides a better understanding of the scope of services rendered by the osteopathic family physician. The ACOFP club sponsors the Westland Estates Program. The Westland Estates program can accommodate 12 -15 students who will actively coordinate and engage in health screening and education for the residents of the Westland Estates Mobile Home Park.

Asian-American Health Professions Student Association

Our goal is to take an interdisciplinary approach to health education with a nutritional focus in regards to chronic systemic diseases (e.g. DM, HTN, gout, and high cholesterol) and to make realistic and culturally sensitive recommendations to Asian American populations. We will allow them to complete hours through participation in clinics, organization and preparation of culturally sensitive health education materials that will be presented at workshops and clinics, organization and preparation of pre-health professions panels and participation in a fundraiser to raise funds for patient education materials. Our clinics and workshops will be focused in Chinatown, Pomona, Rowland Heights and San Gabriel Valley. AAHPSA will take 8 COMP students.

College of Optometry

kremick@westernu.edu
Pomona Unified School District and Western University College of Optometry Vision Screening Program This vision screening program screened over 2,000 students in the fall of 2014. The purpose of this project is to help the school nurses in following up on the referred students; making sure students got an appointment with an optometrist and received the needed prescription glasses. This project also includes participation at community outreach vision screenings during the time period of the service project. This program can accommodate 8 students.

Department of Family Medicine

Alan Cundari acundari@westernu.edu; Kathy A. Long
a. Bonita High School (Dr. Alan Cundari – advisor/coordinator)
Give a health education presentation or coordinate one or more projects through the Bonita High School anatomy class taught by Ms. Jill Black. Ideas and projects are open to suggestion. Her 2010-2011 class comprised approximately 160 students in groups of 30-35 students held at 5 class periods from 8:30 am-2:40 pm Monday to Friday. It is suggested a group of 3-4 WUHS students arrange a mutually acceptable project with Ms. Black.
b. Chino Hills High School (Dr. Alan Cundari – advisor/coordinator)
Give a health education presentation or coordinate one or more projects through the Chino Hills High School Health Sciences Academy taught by Mr. Sean Delgado. Ideas and projects are open to suggestion. It is suggested a group of 3-4 WUHS students arrange a mutually acceptable project with Mr. Delgado involving the students enrolled in the Academy.
c. Rancho Cucamonga High School (Dr. Alan Cundari – advisor/coordinator)
Give a health education presentation or coordinate one or more projects through the Rancho Cucamonga High School anatomy class taught by Ms. Berenice Sealy. Ideas and projects are open to suggestion. It is suggested a group of 3-4 WUHS students arrange a mutually acceptable project with Ms. Sealy involving the students she teaches.
d. Rancho Cucamonga High School (Dr. Alan Cundari – advisor/coordinator)
Give a health education presentation or coordinate one or more projects through the Rancho Cucamonga High School anatomy class taught by Ms. Beth Chirichella. Ideas and projects are open to suggestion. It is suggested a group of 3-4 WUHS students arrange a mutually acceptable project with Ms. Chirichella involving the students she teaches.

Generation Her – Mentors for Pregant Teens

(Dianna Smiley, project Exec Dir.) generationher@gmail.com
Mentors encourage, support & build a relationship with teenage mothers and pregnant teens and will mentor one or two girls, one on one. Our goal for each mentor is to empower teen moms and pregnant teens in fulfilling their education, career, motherhood and other life goals that they set. These will be tracked and encouraged through Generation Her’s weekly program. Every Thursday 6:00-7:30 pm at Tri-City Wellness Center 1403 N. Garey Ave, Pomona and a two (2) hour monthly leaders meeting. Expectations: be on time to meetings, know the girl’s and children’s names, call, text, facebook your student at least one time outside of the program each week, and provide a ride to and from meeting if needed and able (not required). Project accommodates 1 or 2 males and 3 female students; being able to communicate in Spanish would be a plus, but not necessary.

Lambda and Friends (LGBT/Straight)

LambdaClub@westernu.edu
Offers social support, advocacy, and health education for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, staff, faculty and their allies at WesternU. The students will have an opportunity to volunteer on a local mobile HIV screening bus operated by East Valley Community Health Center, whose mission is to provide healthcare to the underserved communities throughout the greater Pomona area. Responsibilities include conducting patient intake and assisting staff during screening procedures. This program can take up 10 students

Latino Medical Student Association

LMSAclub@westernu.edu
LMSA serves as part of a statewide communication and support network for medical and pre-medical students interested in developing health care services for Hispanic underserved communities.
1. Host a health clinic that will provide free-screenings. This program can take 10 students.
2. Organize a course for students at WesternU to learn Medical Spanish. This program can take 4 students.
3. Organize Palomares Day, an event to encourage Hispanic middle-school students to pursue healthcare. This project can take 3 students.
4. Madison Elementary Reading Buddies Initiative (MERBI) Project 1: Tutor students in grades 1-3 at Madison Elementary School Monday through Friday – 66 students.
5. Madison Elementary Reading Buddies Initiative (MERBI)- project 2: Weekend projects such as tutoring of children and parents, health education programs, and community garden support. 10 Students

Laurel Apartments – After school Tutoring

Pamela Lynn, Project Director Pamela@angelswhocare.org
After school tutoring of students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 pm (times flexible) with some weekends. Volunteers will work in the Community Center of Laurel Apartments (1452 Laurel Ave, Pomona) with 3-4 students in grades K-12 to help with homework, mentor students, vegetable garden class for healthy eating, Zumba class for mothers and putting on a Saturday Pancake Breakfast. This is an ongoing project which currently has WesternU students volunteering at other times. One group leader will be needed. 8 students required.

Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California

OPSCclub@westernu.edu
Service activity description: students will volunteer as tutors/mentors at a local community center for 2-4 hours a week. As mentors they will be able to help students in the community with school projects and activities while building meaningful relationships. This service activity is coordinated with Pastor Ivory Brown of Pomona and the dates, times, and locations are to be determined. Can take up to 8 COMP students.

Pipeline to Health Careers

PHC@westernu.edu
To give the youth of today the tools essential to attain their full academic potential by integrating their current curriculum with the health profession. To strengthen and develop a passion for science so that they will be inspired to seek careers in the health professions, and to help them see their promise as successful and effective professionals of tomorrow. The Healthcare careers ladder program serves grades 6th – high school students. The academy can accommodate 80 students.