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Friday, April 10 • 3:40pm - 5:05pm
FR3.40.19 An Interprofessional Approach to Addressing Challenges of Urban Healthcare: Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program

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The session will focus on Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ (NHELP) an innovative, longitudinal service-learning program at Florida International University (FIU). NHELP emphasizes training 21st century health professional teams to address social determinants of health in order to improve the well-being of underserved communities in Miami, Florida. Panelists will discuss how interprofessional teams of FIU medical, social work, law, nursing, and education students work with assigned households located in racially and ethnically diverse, urban neighborhoods. During household visits, supervised by FIU faculty, students implement a household-centered approach to care by performing assessments and establishing a plan to improve health by identifying and addressing the socioeconomic barriers to care. In addition, households receive support from an FIU community-based team of outreach workers and pediatric and mental health specialists. Speakers will address how this unique educational program, one of the first in the nation, allows students to better understand population health principles and collaborate with each other to improve health outcomes and quality of life. Of particular importance, the session will include real life scenarios that illustrate how students are making a difference in people’s lives, while reducing healthcare costs and positively impacting health in our community.

Presenters
avatar for Sophia Lacroix

Sophia Lacroix

Community Outreach Coordinator, Florida International University
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Onelia Lage

Florida International University
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Lourdes Martin

Florida International University
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Maria De Los Santos

Florida International University
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Ebony Whisenant

Florida International University

Moderators
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Onelia Lage

Florida International University

Friday April 10, 2015 3:40pm - 5:05pm
Cambridge (2nd floor)