SHOW: Passion for Health, Compassion for People
Last year, almost 18,000 individuals experienced homelessness in Maricopa County alone. In Phoenix, health services available to this population are especially limited. Many people experiencing homelessness use community resources, such as those found at the Human Services Campus, while they coordinate employment and find a home. Currently, free healthcare services are only available to these people on the weekdays from 7am to 4pm. Patients have nowhere to go for primary care during the weekend, and end up having no choice but to go to urgent cares or the emergency department. This is inconvenient and can be very expensive.
We want to help bridge this gap. SHOW is a student-run free clinic which is collaboration between Arizona’s three public universities: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Students from these universities work together, under faculty and provider supervision, to provide patient-centered healthcare services to the homeless on Saturdays, when care is usually not available.
Us operating on the weekend gives our community’s most vulnerable population a range and quality of care not previously available to them. Weekly programs alongside the clinic will integrate health education into the patients’ clinical experiences, in order to help patients manage their own health.
We have come so far already - SHOW launched clinical operations as of July 2015, and has served over 120 patients since then and has organized community outreach events with community partners.
Please help us continue to provide much needed services to those who need them most!
SHOW kicked off its second semester of clinical operations with its official Grand Opening celebration! We thank all of our university supporters, mentors and community partners for attending!
Ethan Wilson, chair of the research committee, provides the community with a personalized clinic tour.
Thank you all for your continued support of the SHOW initiative. We could not have done any of this without your support! The students, faculty, and staff at SHOW are geared up and excited for our second semester of clinical operations. We will be onboarding students from new disciplines and are thankful for the opportunity to continue providing health care to a community who needs it.
SHOW is also excited announce the official Clinic Grand Opening on January 21, 2016!
SHOW has been successful in providing clinical services to patients since July and now would like to welcome the greater community. This event is an opportunity for us to thank our supportive community partners, donors, and university deans/faculty. Additionally, SHOW will be showcasing the clinic to elected officials to demonstrate our continued enthusiasm and efforts in improving community health in Maricopa County.
Thank you so much for all of the support so far. We are proud to announce that we have completed our first semester of clinical rotations at the SHOW Clinic.
We have served a grand total of 154 patients this semester through the clinic.This number does not include repeat visits, so that gives you all an idea of the impact that you are having by supporting SHOW.
On Saturday, November 21st, SHOW held the clinic’s 2nd Annual Community Health Fair at the Lodestar Day Resource Center on the Human Services Campus in Downtown Phoenix.
Students from a variety of different academic disciplines will provide health screenings such as blood pressure testing, hearing testing, body mass index screening and medication reconciliation to people experiencing homelessness while also guiding them to different health resources provided by a variety of community partners in the Phoenix Area.
Here is an article about the fair in AZCentral: SHOW 2nd Annual Health Fair.
Below is an infographic of the health fair's impact!
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