Students Provide Free Healthcare Services During Project Homeless Connect
Service to humanity is a core tenant of Touro University Nevada’s mission statement, and no better example could be found than when students from the School of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Nursing, and School of Occupational Therapy provided free healthcare at Project Homeless Connect during the week of Thanksgiving.
Coordinated by the Nevada Homeless Alliance, Project Homeless Connect is a community-wide initiative that provides much-needed services to the Las Vegas Valley’s most vulnerable populations.
More than 150 organizations throughout Southern Nevada participated in this year’s event. Touro University Nevada, which has volunteered at Project Homeless Connect for the last five years, coordinated and led the medical component of the event under the leadership of Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth, who also represented Touro with local media coverage.
Additional services offered at Project Homeless Connect included housing, employment support, legal aid, and more.
Touro’s students provided numerous blood pressure checks, physical exams, and screenings to several patients during the event. Students from the School of Physician Assistant Studies and Nursing saw nearly 50 patients at the mobile healthcare clinic, while students from the School of Occupational Therapy performed 30 evaluations.
“Project Homeless Connect is just one more example of our students providing much-needed healthcare to those who need it most,” said Dr. Phil Tobin, Director of Touro’s School of Physician Assistant Studies.