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Opportunities

More Opportunities

Check out the following events and programs hosted by the OU Community Health Alliance.

Bridges to Access Annual Conference

Click on this link for more information and to register for the conference.

Health Fairs

The OUCHA Education Chair is responsible for coordinating health fairs at various elementary schools in the OKCPS system. Each health fair includes booths on three topics: Nutrition, Exercise, and Smoking Cessation. Fifteen medical student volunteers participate at each event, ranging between 1.5-3 hours. There are 7-8 health fairs hosted each semester.

Once a medical student has attended two health fairs, they are eligible to become a health fair leader. This entails emailing all the volunteers prior to the event with their script assignments, and keeping track of time allotments during the fair. The health fair leader will receive an additional education hour (on top of those offered to volunteers) for their time.

To sign up for a health fair, please keep a look out for emails from Ana Mohammad-Zadeh, which will be sent to all MS1 and MS2 students. If you have any questions, please contact Ana-MohammadZadeh@ouhsc.edu

Poverty Simulation Workshop

The poverty rate of Oklahoma is 16.8%, 2.8% above the national average1. The percentage of people under 65 years without health insurance is 16.1%2, compared to the national average of 10.4%3.

Non-compliant patients are often a source of frustration to medical professionals. These professionals might mark them as “problem patients” rather than understanding the patient’s situation which might make it difficult for patients to comply to certain requests.

This workshop is designed to help future medical professionals understand the struggle of living in poverty such as balancing their work, family, and health. We will see patients who cannot afford their treatment and it is our job to understand their struggles. We are called to help them receive adequate care, rather than threatening the patient with consequences. The Poverty Simulation Workshop has been a part of the Tulsa campus’ curriculum for years, and we are excited to bring it to OKC to help our students understand that non-compliance does not necessarily mean defiance of treatment, but perhaps an amalgamation of unfortunate circumstances.

 

Poverty

1)https://datausa.io/profile/geo/oklahoma-city-ok/#economy

2)https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/ok/HEA775216#viewtop

3)https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/health-insurance.htm

 

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed

What is it? STOP the Bleed (STB) is an initiative that was started be the American College of Surgeons in response to the many preventable deaths that occur in mass casualty events. This program’s goal is to empower every day citizens with the knowledge necessary to address a bleeding crisis until first responders arrive. Our very own Trauma Department is giving workshops throughout the state.

How is OUCHA participating? We are helping the OU Trauma One team at trainings that are open to the public around the state. Additionally, we are networking with OKCPS high schools in order to facilitate a workshop to Seniors in the metro area. You will get one education hour for every training you co-instruct.

How Can I get involved?

1.Email the OUCHA STB Contact to be placed on a standby list for future trainings.

2.Attend a training and register to become a co-instructor.

3.Once you are a registered co-instructor you will receive invitations to participate at STB trainings.

Contact:

Robert Gonzalez (Robert-Gonzalez@ouhsc.edu)

For more Information visit:

https://www.bleedingcontrol.org/


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