The annual Research ShowCASE of Case Western Reserve University is happening today, Friday, April 19, 2014. Several faculty, staff, and students from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development have posters on display relating to projects and studies conducted by the Center.
Center Post-doctoral Fellow Seok-Joo Kim and Senior Research Associate Dr. Elizabeth Anthony are presenting the poster “Influence of Early Childhood Services on Kindergartners’ School Readiness: Integrated Data System (IDS) Approach” co-authored by Center Directors Dr. Rob Fischer and Dr. Claudia Coulton. This project demonstrates how linked early childhood data and primary school data can aid communities in addressing barriers to achieving the third grade guarantee for all children even before they enter kindergarten. The purpose of this project is to address pressing developmental and educational research questions concerning kindergarten readiness.
Senior Research Associate Dr. Cyleste Collins is presenting “Evaluating the East Cleveland Teen Collaborative” along with Agnes Akite, a field placement student at the Center and Masters student at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The East Cleveland Teen Collaborative (ECTC, aka #ecteamhealth), one of eight sites of the Safety Net Enhancement Initiative, seeks to help youth develop skills expected to, in the long term, help teens avoid violence and other health disparities. Dr. Fischer and Persis Sosiak, RN, MPH, are a co-authors on this study as well.
“The East Cleveland Target Area Planning Project: Participatory Action-Based Research Developing a Strategic Plan for Community Revitalization” is being presented by Poverty Center field placement student Brenda Mathias, a Masters student at the Mandel School. Center faculty associate Dr. Mark Chupp is a co-author on this study along with Wayne Mortenson, Trevelle Harp, and Joe Mazzola. The East Cleveland Target Area Planning Project, a collaborative effort between Case Western Reserve University, Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope, the City of East Cleveland, and Neighborhood Progress Inc. works towards sustainable community revitalization within the City of East Cleveland. The project utilizes a unique action-based research methodology in understanding the current structural, economic, and social assets of East Cleveland so as to develop a plan of revitalization in lieu of forceful gentrification.
And Center Faculty Associate Dr. Anna Maria Santiago and doctoral student assistant Eun Lye Lee are co-authors on the poster “Neighborhood Mechanisms Associated with Depression, Anxiety and PTSD Among Latino and African American Youth” presented by Kristen Berg with Dr. Karen Ishler. This poster concerns youth and post-traumatic stress disorder from a study conducted in a Denver neighborhood. Dr. Santiago has previously worked with the Poverty Center on foreclosure issues in Denver.
Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD, and alumna Alene Anne Hokenstad (MSSA, 1990) will be participating in panel discussion in New York City hosted by CWRU President Barbara R. Snyder. “The Future of Patient Care: Preparing Healthcare for a New Model” will take place on Tuesday, April 15, at 6pm in New York City and feature discoveries and insights from CWRU’s health sciences deans and other national leaders. To RSVP, visit casemed.case.edu/alumni/IPE.html.
The “Leadership” panel discussion addressing how Case Western Reserve is poised to lead the healthcare transformation will be moderated by George Thibault, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and will include Dean Gilmore. The “Healing” panel will address healthcare and the future patient and will include Alene Anne Hokenstad, who earned her MSSA from the Mandel School in 1990 and is now Senior Director at IPRO, a national organization providing a full spectrum of healthcare assessment and improvement services.
At Case Western Reserve, students in the schools of medicine, dental medicine, social work, and nursing are prepared to become practice-ready healthcare providers through a unique model of interprofessional learning. Now in its fourth year, The Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Development (I-LEAD) Program provides students with collaborative, small-group learning opportunities that are woven throughout each school’s curriculum. With the support of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the approach is yielding powerful results: a student-run free clinic that now includes social work students from the Mandel School, a foot clinic for homeless Clevelanders, hypertension and obesity screenings at an urban elementary school, a public library for health literacy and more.
Mandel School students Gina Garrett, Eric Moizuk, and Stephanie Garcia consult with their preceptor, Barb Anthony (MSSA, 2004) at the Student Run Free Clinic on March 22, 2014.
PRESS RELEASE | April 4, 2014: In addition to medical attention for acute illnesses, Northeast Ohio residents can now turn to Case Western Reserve University’s Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC) for social work services.
In a broad cross-disciplinary and interprofessional approach that stresses coordination and cooperation among multiple health professions, social work student volunteers from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences last fall joined students from the university’s medical and nursing schools to offer free services to the uninsured.
The acute-care, walk-in clinic, which opened in October 2011, is operated entirely by students, from check-in to discharge. It’s housed in the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, at 12201 Euclid Ave. in University Circle, easily accessible by public transportation. The clinic is open bimonthly on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offers free care for patients with such acute medical needs as flu, strep throat and sexually transmitted diseases. The clinic also provides work physicals to patients who may not have a regular doctor.
Patient numbers continue to climb. Since the clinic’s opening, students have treated 551 patients, including 241 so far in the 2013-14 school year, according to first-year social work student Eric Moizuk, co-director of the clinic’s quality assurance.