What is the OU Community Health Alliance?
The OU Community Health Alliance is an organization of OU medical students, in cooperation with other students across the Health Sciences Center, who aim to better the healthcare system in Oklahoma City. Through volunteerism, we work to uplift, educate, and empower patients. The Alliance exposes students to the challenges of providing health care with limited resources, while developing more compassionate and empathetic healthcare professionals.
Our Primary Goals
Serve the uninsured and underinsured population of Oklahoma City
Foster a life-long passion for community service
Expose medical students to the needs of the community in which we live
Create an educational experience for medical students at all levels of training
COVID-19-related changes have been made to the CH I and CH II syllabi. Reference the COVID-19 tab (above) for more details.
CH I Elective:
Requires 60 clinical hours, 12 education hours, 8 community involvement hours, and a reflection essay.
CH II Elective:
Requires the completion of CH I elective requirements AND an additional 20 clinical hours.
OUCHA Officers 2020 - 2021
President: Brandon Moritz, Brandon-Moritz@ouhsc.edu
Vice President: Ishak Hossain, Ishak-Hossain@ouhsc.edu
Secretary: Mary Porter, Mary-Porter@ouhsc.edu
Treasurer: Henry Marsh, Henry-Marsh@ouhsc.edu
StuCo Reps: Honieh Sowdagar, Honieh-Sowdagar@ouhsc.edu and Jenny Swinton, Jennifer-Swinton@ouhsc.edu
Technology Chair: Ryan Tierney, Ryan-Tierney@ouhsc.edu
Bridges to Access Chair: Jan Bian, Jan-Bian@ouhsc.edu
Clinic Liaison Coordinator: Rachel Jordan, Rachel-K-Jordan@ouhsc.edu
Community Health Program Co-Coordinators: Bethany Roberts, Bethany-Roberts@ouhsc.edu and Marielle Crowell, Marielle-Crowell@ouhsc.edu
Education Chair: Katie Gerth, Katelyn-Gerth@ouhsc.edu
Health Dash Co-Chairs: Jessica Amos, Jessica-Amos@ouhsc.edu and Elizabeth Lanham, Elizabeth-Lanham@ouhsc.edu
Stop the Bleed Program Coordinator: Emily Frech, Emily-S-Frech@ouhsc.edu