Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 3, P914-928 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0190 View full text
Vickie M. Mays, Lichin Ly, Erica Allen, Sophia Young

Abstract: One underutilized method for reducing health disparities and training culturally competent health care workers is the engagement of undergraduate student health organizations in conducting health screenings, promotion, and health education outreach activities in in underserved racial/ethnic communities. We conducted a needs assessment of 14 predominantly racial/ethnic minority undergraduate student-run health organizations. The 14 organizations annually served approximately 12,425 people (67% Hispanic, 25% Af…

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