Event Title

Hearts, Hands, and Service: Student Reflections on their Service Learning Experience

Location

Georgia Southern University- Williams Center

Faculty Mentors

Dr. Yelena Tarasenko

Course Name

PHLD 9135: Public Health Funding and Grants

Session Type

Graduate Poster Presentation

Presentation Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Start Date

18-4-2018 12:00 AM

End Date

April 2018

Description

The Hearts and Hands Clinic is the only primary healthcare facility providing free primary health services for medically uninsured and low-income residents of Bulloch County. A significant growth in number of clinic visits for diabetes care has emphasized the clinic’s need for additional resources. As part of the Public Health Funding and Grants course, our doctoral students’ team collaborated with the clinic’s executive director to develop a grant proposal. Its purpose was to obtain funding for delivering nutritional support, diabetes testing supplies, and laboratory and diagnostic services for diabetes prevention and maintenance. The developed grant application was tailored to community demographics and service needs. It was submitted to Walmart Foundation. Upon completion of this engaging and collaborative service-learning activity, we reflect on skill development, community partnership building, and the importance of service in public health.

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Hearts, Hands, and Service: Student Reflections on their Service Learning Experience

Georgia Southern University- Williams Center

The Hearts and Hands Clinic is the only primary healthcare facility providing free primary health services for medically uninsured and low-income residents of Bulloch County. A significant growth in number of clinic visits for diabetes care has emphasized the clinic’s need for additional resources. As part of the Public Health Funding and Grants course, our doctoral students’ team collaborated with the clinic’s executive director to develop a grant proposal. Its purpose was to obtain funding for delivering nutritional support, diabetes testing supplies, and laboratory and diagnostic services for diabetes prevention and maintenance. The developed grant application was tailored to community demographics and service needs. It was submitted to Walmart Foundation. Upon completion of this engaging and collaborative service-learning activity, we reflect on skill development, community partnership building, and the importance of service in public health.