Community Health Project

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Winter 2014
Community Health Project (CHP) Mission
The mission of the Community Health Project is to
provide an interdisciplinary, service learning
internship that enhances the educational
experience of students in the health professions by
immersing them in public health and social service
CHP Basics
M1 Students (KC, Wichita, AND Salina campus)
PharmD, DN, OT, PT, Health Policy & Management students
WHAT? Internship at an area public health or social service agency
Summer immersion experience culminates in a meaningful final project
WHERE? Students choose area of interest – match process with agencies.
Locations throughout KS and Kansas City Metro area – new agencies okay
WHEN? 8 weeks in the summer (June 1-July 24)
Showcase in last week of July/first week in August
Learn about different factors that impact health
Make a difference locally
Increased flexibility in fourth year
4 credit hrs + Stipend ($2500 -$4500)
Two Opportunities for Roles in CHP
Student Directors (2)
 One
year commitment
 February 2014-2015
 $4,500 scholarship
 Plan for CHP year
 Organize program
calendar and events
 Communicate with
interns, agencies and
faculty advisors
 Advocate for CHP and
community health
Student Interns
 June to end of July
 $2,500
 Interview w/ 3 possible
agencies of your choice
 Education through
agency immersion
 Educational
 Final Project and
Why Do CHP?
Guaranteed Scholarship ($2,500 or $4,500)
4 credit hours through the Dept. of Internal Medicine
Great opportunity to expand upon any skill you are
wanting to improve (clinical skills, public health, health
policy etc.)
Excellent way to give back to your community or any
community around the state of Kansas
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Need more persuading?
Community Health Project is great because it’s…
 Hands
 Interpersonal
 Service Oriented
 Clinical
 Great Learning Opportunity
 Paid
 Given Credit Hours and…
 You Become a Mini-Expert in a field of your choice!
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Application Process
Applications Available by December 12th – watch email
Director Applications due Monday, January 5
Interviews for Directors (Jan 6– Jan 9)
Directors Selected
 Can submit one application for both roles
Intern Applications due February 9
Interns Selected
Interns Interview with up to 3 agencies (Feb 23 – Mar 11)
 Match Notifications Given (March 17)
 2nd Round Match if needed
Internship runs from June 1st to July 24th (8 weeks)
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Possible Agencies – just a sample
Kansas City Care Clinic
Cultivate KC
Rosedale Healthy Kids Initiative
Sedgwick County Health Department
Silver City Health Clinic
Rose Brooks Women’s Shelter
any agency that you are
personally interested in across
the state of Kansas…
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Questions?? Contact us!
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2014 Student Directors
Jessica Kruger, Executive Director
[email protected]
 913-549-2357
Frances Lafferty, Education & Evaluation Director
 Tiffany Lau, Program Director
Faculty Advisors
Cheryl Gibson, PhD ([email protected])
 Wendy Hildenbrand, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA
([email protected])
 Stewart Babbott, MD

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