Each semester, our Community Health students spend a significant amount of time in
the community, making a difference every day. Watch for news about the Community Health
Clinical Fair held each semester and make plans to attend! Following are just a few
of the programs and projects in which our students are involved.
American Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross
has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide
movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American
Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters.
Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of
preventing and relieving suffering.
Baptist Trinity Home Care
Baptist Trinity provides nursing services to patients who are not ill enough to be
in the hospital but still require skilled nursing care. Our nursing students were
able to spend time with home care nurses and learn about the role and function of
home care nurses in providing professional nursing in patients own homes, and go out
on patient visits.
Birthright of Memphis, Inc.
Birthright helps any girl or woman, regardless of age, race, creed, marital or economic
status, who feels distressed by an unplanned pregnancy, by giving its services free
of charge. A tax-exempt, charitable organization, Birthright exists because of the
financial and moral support of its donors and volunteers. It is independent, interdenominational,
and not affiliated with any religious or political group or public agency.
Blood Pressure Screenings with the U of M Student Health Center
Working with the U of M Student Health Center, our nursing students set up in various
locations on campus and provided blood pressure screenings and educational information
to students, faculty, and staff.
CPR/AED Awareness classes for Shelby County Employees
The Assisi Foundation received a grant to place Automated External Defibrillators
(AED’s) in all Shelby County buildings. As part of this grant, our students were
asked to develop and then present classes for the Shelby County Employees which is
an awareness course that provides awareness of how to deal with choking, when and
how to perform CPR, and when and how to use the AED.
Crossroads Hospice provides quality hospice care through comfort, dignity and understanding,
to patients and their families, in their homes, hospital, long-term care facility,
or where ever they reside. Our nursing students spent time with hospice nurses learning
about their role and functions, and going on patient visits.
DeNeuville Learning Center
DeNeuville Learning Center is a program of House of the Good Shepherd of Memphis run
by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd whose mission is to assist women of all backgrounds
and cultures in learning the skills needed to make positive choices for themselves
and their families. DeNeuville offers a variety of classes and many of the women are
working toward achieving their GED’s. Our nursing students were invited to present
health teaching on various topics for the women.
Educational presentations for school age kids through the Grizzlies Foundation
One of functions of the Grizzlies Charitable Foundation is to foster collaboration
among organizations for the most effective delivery of opportunities to urban youth
through mentoring, sports and education programs. Through the Foundation our nursing
students have provided several educational sessions to middle school age children
on topics such as, “How to Say No to Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco” and “Health Professions”.
Memphis Union Mission
Memphis Union Mission ministers to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of
men who are homeless, addicted, and in crisis. Our nursing students provided blood
pressure and eye screenings and volunteered to serve lunch to the men. Click here for information to donate supplies.
Methodist Alliance Home Care and Hospice
Methodist Alliance provides professional nursing services to patients who are not
ill enough to be in the hospital but still require skilled nursing services. They
also provide Hospice services to patients and their families. Our nursing students
were able to spend time with home care and hospice nurses and learn about the role
and functions of each, and go out on patient visits.
Neighborhood Christian Center
The mission of the Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. is to provide compassionate,
Christ-centered ministry to the practical and spiritual needs of the city’s poor.
Page Robbins Adult Day Care
This independent, non-profit agency began in 1995 to provide a safe environment for
individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia with caring for their caregivers
and providing much need respite.
St. Luke's Church Health Fair
Students were invited to participate in the St. Luke’s Church Health Fair. Students
provided blood pressure and glucose screenings and education.
Other agencies and activities:
- Bartlett Recreation Center, Crosslink
- Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit Haiti Medical Missions
- Shelby County Health Department
- Shelby County School’s Health Screenings
- Volunteer State Health Plan Health Fair