May 23, 2017

ACU Summer Internship – Apply Now

    ACU is pleased to offer a paid health communications internship in summer 2014. This program will allow the selected individual to gain hands-on experience in a organization dedicated to improving the health of underserved populations. Full-time undergraduate students who will be full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the fall are eligible for this program. See additional details in the attached flyer. The internship is supported by the ExxonMobil Community Summer … [Read more...]

House Calls for the Homeless

USA Today's House calls for the homeless: Street docs find no quick fix profiles Street Medicine Detroit – a program involving about 100 Wayne State medical students who visit patients in the homeless shelters, parks and underpasses where they live. Also featured in the article is ACU Member Jim Withers.  Withers, a pioneer in taking health care to the streets to reach the chronically homeless, began his nightly excursions to meet the homeless on their own turf in 1992. He calls his approach … [Read more...]

Deadline Sept. 12 — Call for Presentations and Posters on Health IT and the Underserved

New Deadline: Wednesday, September 12, 2012. ACU invites interested presenters to submit abstracts for workshops and posters for its first conference on Health IT for the Underserved to be held on March 7-8 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel in Poughkeepsie, NY. Presentations are sought on the use of health IT to improve patient care and outcomes, including:  health technology tools, workforce training, patient engagement, team-based technology, patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) and meaningful … [Read more...]

Call for Abstracts

As an ACU member, you not only get free access to ACU's official journal, The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU), but you also have the opportunity to submit a general column for publication.  If you have ever wanted to showcase an aspect of the work you are doing, or to discuss a trend you have noticed in your discipline or the larger world of underserved health care, now is your opportunity! As a benefit of being an ACU member, you are eligible to submit a brief … [Read more...]

RNs and Pharmacists Now Eligible

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) this month announced a funding opportunity for states with loan repayment programs for primary care providers. New this year, state grantees have the option to expand eligible disciplines in their programs to include registered nurses and pharmacists and expand eligible site types to include critical access hospitals, nursing homes, and state, county and local mental health hospitals, providing greater flexibility than is available through the NHSC loan … [Read more...]

Youth Clinic experience opens minds and hearts

By Konnor La, an ACU student member and third year student at the University of California, Berkeley. Konnor can be reached at konnor.la@gmail.com. To learn more about the Suitcase Clinic, visit their website at http://www.suitcaseclinic.org/.   Imagine a young man walking through the streets of a small, neat college town with his friends. He is carrying a large, heavy backpack filled with everything he thinks he will need throughout the day. Who do you imagine he is? A college … [Read more...]