Community-Based Health and Wellness

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  • Title: Community-Based Health and Wellness: The Role of Interprofessional Practice in Vulnerable Populations
  • Author(s): Robin Risling, Jennifer Styron, Henrietta Brown
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Common Ground Open
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society
  • Keywords: Service learning, Interprofessional, Homelessness, Health, Wellness, Collaborative Care, Team Care
  • Volume: 8
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 2156-8960 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2156-9053 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2156-8960/CGP/v08i02/1-8
  • Citation: Risling, Robin, Jennifer Styron, and Henrietta Brown. 2018. "Community-Based Health and Wellness: The Role of Interprofessional Practice in Vulnerable Populations." The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society 8 (2): 1-8. doi:10.18848/2156-8960/CGP/v08i02/1-8.
  • Extent: 8 pages

Abstract

This study discusses the collaborative efforts of managing and administering a health and wellness clinic located in a homeless community served by interprofessional student health professions teams. The overall purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the use of interprofessional wellness teams regarding promoting and caring for acute and chronic health issues of the clients at a homeless day shelter. Also, it is believed that the study will help better understand this vulnerable population and allow project faculty to make curriculum changes to accommodate needs in order to better serve the community.