Acknowledging Trauma, Improving Communities

The following excerpt comes from the June 4, 2018, article by Elsa Falkenburger on Urban Wire from the Urban Institute. Those living in public housing and other low-income or marginalized communities face challenges and trauma that most of us never do—and none of us ever should. Though I’ve spent years working with communities like Benning … Continue reading Acknowledging Trauma, Improving Communities

Hospitals Address Social Determinants of Health Through Community Cooperation and Partnerships

The following excerpt comes from the June 2, 2018, article by Steven Ross Johnson on Modern Healthcare.   Community Development for All People, a Columbus, Ohio-based not-for-profit organization, works on improving social and economic conditions for residents of the city's South Side. The group began in 2003, focusing on such issues as housing, workforce training, … Continue reading Hospitals Address Social Determinants of Health Through Community Cooperation and Partnerships

USA SNMA to Host Health Fair

The following announcement is cross-posted from the Med School Watercooler, the blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. In collaboration with Belong, a local non-profit organization that provides resources to immigrant families, the University of South Alabama College of Medicine chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is hosting a health … Continue reading USA SNMA to Host Health Fair

Educating For Healthy Lifestyles

  Recently, Ms. Barbara Hodnett, a long-serving Community Health Advocate (CHA), shared of her experience of participating in the Healthy for Life 20 by 20 initiatives Community Engagement program sponsored by Aramark and the American Heart Association. A member of Bethel AME Church in Mobile, Ms. Hodnett learned of the program from the AME Church’s … Continue reading Educating For Healthy Lifestyles

South Students, Faculty Volunteer at Project Homeless Connect

The following excerpt comes from the January 26, 2018, article by Joy Washington published on the University of South Alabama Website. More than 100 of Mobile and Baldwin counties’ homeless residents received fresh haircuts, medical help and leads to possible employment, along with other resources, at the 2018 Project Homeless Connect event held on Friday, … Continue reading South Students, Faculty Volunteer at Project Homeless Connect

CHC Among Awardees Recognized by People United To Advance the Dream Mobile

At its 2nd Annual Black Tie Award Gala, People United to Advance the Dream Mobile, Inc. recognized a diverse group of individuals and organizations for their services to under-resourced individuals and communities around the city of Mobile, AL. The Center for Healthy Communities  (CHC) at the University of South Alabama was honored to receive the … Continue reading CHC Among Awardees Recognized by People United To Advance the Dream Mobile

Encouraging Community Health Advocates

In December 2017, the Center for Healthy Communities Community Outreach Core hosted the annual retreat for community health advocates (CHA) at the USA Faculty Club. The event focused on encouraging and equipping the CHAs to continue their work in addressing health concerns in their communities. After a welcome from the Health Education Specialist, Candis Patterson, … Continue reading Encouraging Community Health Advocates

USA Medical Student Addresses Food Insecurity with On-Campus Food Pantry

The following article is cross-posted from the Med School Watercooler: The Blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.  Sippy Sridhar, a second-year student at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, recently started an on-campus food pantry available for USA students experiencing food insecurity. According to Sridhar, Donor to Diner (D2D) … Continue reading USA Medical Student Addresses Food Insecurity with On-Campus Food Pantry