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ORIENTATION. Meghan Clare, CHIUS Public Relations [email protected] Community Health Initiative by University Students . Florina Feng & Sean Nixon, CHIUS Co-chairs [email protected] Outline. History of CHIUS Objectives Principles CHIUS Structure

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ORIENTATION

Meghan Clare, CHIUS Public Relations

[email protected]

Community Health Initiative by University Students

Florina Feng & Sean Nixon, CHIUS Co-chairs

[email protected]


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Outline

  • History of CHIUS

  • Objectives

  • Principles

  • CHIUS Structure

  • Service Learning Components

  • Becoming a Supervisor

  • Question Period

  • Video


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How It All Began?

Identify a need and set priorities

Set aims and objectives

Decide the best ways of achieving the aims

Identify resources

RESULTS: Converting talk into ACTION


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Identifying Needs and Priorities

"We were frustrated… A drug addict was brought in to talk about what it was like to live on the street, but that was a misrepresentation of the issues because until you sit down in their community and walk the streets that [addicts] walk, I think it's difficult to have an understanding of what's going on.”

– Steve Mathias in CMAJ May 15, 2001; 164 (10)


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Needs Assessment

  • There was inadequate access to after hours and weekend medical services in the Downtown Eastside.

  • Women’s health priorities are not being adequately addressed in the Downtown Eastside.


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Setting Aims and Objectives

  • Improve the health and quality of life of marginalized populations residing in Vancouver’s DTES and throughout Vancouver’s inner city core.

  • Increase exposure and thus knowledge and comfort regarding the care of marginalized populations.

  • Generate opportunities for students from various health disciplines to learn and practice together.


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Best Ways of Achieving Aims: Principles

  • Learning

  • Appreciation of inner city health issues

  • Hands on clinical activities

  • Intra-disciplinary learning

  • Service

  • Strong emphasis on the social aspect of health care

  • 2. Health care services

  • 3. Targeted programming

Student Leadership

1. Dynamic teamwork

2. Leadership and coordination

skills

3. Experience in public health

  • Interprofessionalism

  • Understanding of other disciplines through clinical work and programming activities

  • Integrated health care for the community

  • Reflection

  • End-of-shift meeting to consolidate student experiences

  • To identify areas for further improvement


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Best Ways of Achieving Aims:

Structure – Student Leadership

  • Co-Chairs

  • Programming

  • Public Relations

  • Research

  • Supervisor

  • Funding/Treasurer

  • IT

  • Secretary

  • Beauty Night Coordinators


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Identify Resources

  • Partnerships

  • Funds, mentors, staff, supplies, space

  • Volunteers


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Results – Participating Faculties

  • Dentistry

  • Dietetics

  • Epidemiology

  • Medicine

  • Masters of Health Administration

  • Nursing

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Pharmacy

  • Physical Therapy

  • Social Work


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How We Have Grown

April 29th, 2000

Opening Day of the first clinic

Includes 3 FACULTIES

Present

Includes 10 FACULTIES. CHIUS Services expand to two clinics, Programming Events, Outreach, and Research Projects

November 1998

Original proposal drafted


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Service Learning Components

COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS (CHIUS)

DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC

RESEARCH

VANCOUVER NATIVE HEALTH CLINIC

OUTREACH

PROGRAMMING EVENTS


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Service-Learning Components:

Downtown Community Health Clinic

DCHC Clinic Hours of Operation:

Saturday: 8:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Sunday: 8:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 5:30pm


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Service Learning Components

COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS (CHIUS)

DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC

RESEARCH

VANCOUVER NATIVE HEALTH CLINIC

OUTREACH

PROGRAMMING EVENTS


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Service Learning Components

COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS (CHIUS)

DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC

RESEARCH

VANCOUVER NATIVE HEALTH CLINIC

OUTREACH

PROGRAMMING EVENTS


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What is Programming?

  • CHIUS has two division:

    • Clinic work

    • Programming

      • An interdisciplinary, team-based approach to address the needs of the downtown eastside residents (DTES)

      • Done by workshops and specific events put on by a variety of faculties

      • Started two years with goals of educating DTES residents about health related topics


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How Does Programming Work?

  • Where (Location):

  • 2 clinics

    • DCHC

    • Vancouver Native Health

      • Different population

  • When (Times):

    • Weekends, usually mornings


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How Does Programming Work?

  • Who:

    • Interdisciplinary committee

      • UBC students: Nursing, OT, PT, social work, pharmacy, dietetics, medicine

      • Professional mentors

    • DTES residents

  • What:

    • Hold events


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Programming Events

  • Two types:

  • Faculty Specific

    • Ideally once a month

    • Ex. Pharmacy  brown bag event

    • Ex. Dentistry  dental screening

  • Programming specific

    • Once a month

    • Organized by the programming committee


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Programming Specific Events

  • 4 main workshops reflect needs of community:

  • Footcare

  • Backcare

  • Handcare/wound care

  • Hypertension (HTN)


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Ex. HTN Workshop

  • There are 3 stations set up.

  • Station #1: Med/nursing students will take blood pressure.

  • Station #2: Med/nursing students will interpret the readings and work with the individual to determine what changes need to be made to increase, decrease or maintain blood pressure.

  • Station #3: Pharmacy students will work with the individual to determine what blood pressure medications they are taking, if any, and if they should be on any. Make recommendations to go see their doctor.


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Ex. HTN Workshop

  • Aids for students

    • Hand out provided:

      • Station 1: How to measure BP

      • Station 2:

        • Definition of HTN

        • Complications

        • Diagnosis

        • Risk Factors – primary and secondary

        • Prevention – lifestyle

        • Treatment

      • Station 3: Medications

    • Books

    • Mentor


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Ex. HTN Workshop

  • Benefits to DTES residents

    • One on one interaction

    • Feeling that someone cares

    • Check BP

  • Benefits to Students

    • Clinical skills

    • Clinical knowledge

    • Interact with DTES residents

    • Experience DTES!


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Programming Vs. Clinic

  • Similarities

    • Interact with marginalized population

    • Gain clinical knowledge

    • Practice clinical skills

  • Differences

    • More personalized life experience

    • Leadership opportunities

    • Learn how teach


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How Can You Get Involved?

  • Programming committee

  • Co-chairs

  • Faculty representatives

  • OT and PT

  • Anyone who wants to run a workshop  proposal

  • Applications come out in Feb/March

  • Programming volunteer

  • Anyone who wants to assist with a workshop

  • Event commitment only, no role in planning

  • Sign up online or email [email protected]


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Service Learning Components

COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS (CHIUS)

DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC

RESEARCH

VANCOUVER NATIVE HEALTH CLINIC

OUTREACH

PROGRAMMING EVENTS


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Service Learning Components: Outreach

Initiatives

  • Youth Wellness Project

    • General health literacy education for street involved youth

  • Reproductive Health Workshop Series

    • Pre-natal and post-natal health literacy education for marginalized inner city women.

  • Beauty Night

    • Nail and makeup application, craft and cooking skills workshops for women in the DTES


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Youth Wellness Project

”It’s a totally different experience to learn about the issues first hand from youths currently entrenched with these problems. The experience and knowledge gained goes far beyond what we learn in the classroom”


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Service Learning Components

COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS (CHIUS)

DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC

RESEARCH

VANCOUVER NATIVE HEALTH CLINIC

OUTREACH

PROGRAMMING EVENTS


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Research

Projects include:

  • 1) chart review to develop a better profile of CHIUS patients.

  • 2) a survey to explore the impact of participating in CHIUS on future career decisions.

    For more information or to propose a new CHIUS research project contact:

    Kris Kang [email protected]

    Ian Williamson [email protected]

    Biri Mangat [email protected]


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Research Cont’d

  • For consistent data collection, all CHIUS must chart using SOAP:

    • S: Subjective

    • O: Objective

    • A: Assessment

    • P: Plan


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CHIUS TriviaWhat happens after 4 shifts?


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You get a cookie.

You’ve successfully completed the maximum hours.

You become a beautiful unicorn.

You attain the high and mighty role of being a SUPERVISOR


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The answer is…..

D – a supervisor!!!

I know, he’s more of a boss than a supervisor. But you get the idea


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Becoming a Supervisor at CHIUS

Volunteer for 4 shifts

Shadow 2 supervisors on 2 more shifts

Read over the list of supervisor responsibilities that will be emailed to you

Contact the supervisor co-chairs via email to become a supervisor


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What does a supervisor do?

Ensure CHIUS guidelines are being followed at all times

At the beginning of the clinic, hold an introductory session

During the clinic, facilitate interactions between students and the physician

At the end of the clinic, hold a debriefing session


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Benefits

Sign up for as many shifts a month as you like

Help other students just starting out at CHIUS

Develop your organization, problem solving, leadership and communication skills

Be a role model for students

Have fun


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Questions regarding orientations?

Contact:

Stephanie [email protected]

Michael Suen [email protected]


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Signing-Up for Shifts

www.chius.ca




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CHIUS Orientation: Part 2

  • Schedule a clinic tour at DCHC (led by a clinic supervisor)

  • Go on a tour of the DTES…


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