Touro Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies Has Partnered With Veterans Village 2 to Provide Healthcare Assistance to Underserved Community
Touro University Nevada (TUN) has partnered with non-profit Veterans Village 2 to provide free healthcare, via the university’s Physician Assistant Studies mobile healthcare clinic, for those veterans living in the community.
“The mobile healthcare clinic provides access to medical care that our veterans are not getting,” said Arnold Stalk, co-founder of Veterans Village Las Vegas. “This type of medical care solves a myriad of problems that our veterans have. It’s a wonderful program; creative, beautiful and innovative, that gets basic services to our veterans who desperately need them.”
Under the supervision of TUN faculty, students working on the Touro Mobile Healthcare Clinic have the opportunity to provide medical care to those living in the Las Vegas Valley’s most underserved communities. The clinic provides a variety of services to Southern Nevada’s homeless population, including physical examinations, wellness checks, wound care, and more.
“We are excited to form this tremendous partnership with Veterans Village 2 as we work together to solve the veteran homelessness problem within our community,” said Dr. Phil Tobin, Director of Touro’s Physician Assistant Program. “Our goal is to better prepare our students for their future as healthcare providers while offering quality care to those who need it most.”
In 2014, Touro established its first mobile healthcare clinic through the generous support of private donors. Currently, the university operates two mobile healthcare units that serve Opportunity Village, The Shade Tree, Veterans Village 2, Catholic Charities and other organizations.
About Touro University Nevada
Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 and is home to a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702- 777-8687.
About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/news/.
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