Patient care constitutes but only one aspect of Imani's stated goals. We also strive to be an integral participant in Oak Park and minority communities (particularly for African-Americans), and conduct various outreach projects to accomplish this. As the brainchild of the Students National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter at UC Davis, Imani Clinic strives to improve outcomes--medical, academic, and social--among Oak Park residents. Below is a list of some of the community projects that Imani Clinic and SNMA are involved with:
Ulezi Family Health Faire (formerly known as the Ulezi Children's Health Faire): hosted in mid-summer every year, this large event provides free health screenings and invaluable health care information to the community of Oak Park.
IHEOP (Imani Health Education and Outreach Program): Imani undergraduate volunteers are trained by UC Davis Medical Students in order to council and advise patients with chronic illnesses (such as Hypertension and Diabetes) to help them make lifestyle modifications and maintain their chronic illnesses.
Black Family Day: hosted on the main UC Davis campus in the spring, Black Family Day celebrates African-American culture, family, and hope.
UC Davis American Medical Student Association fundraising events for the student-run clinics: Winetasting in the fall, Auctioning in the winter, and the Heartbeat Run in the spring.
These are but a few of the many outreach activities conducted by Imani. To find out more, or to learn how to get involved, contact the Community Outreach Coordinators, Wanjiru Rwigi [email@example.com] and Becky Alonzo [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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