Presentation on theme: "First General Meeting September 28, 2011. What is HuMed? HuMed seeks to improve international primary care, promote education, and increase health."— Presentation transcript:
First General Meeting September 28, 2011
What is HuMed? HuMed seeks to improve international primary care, promote education, and increase health awareness by working in conjunction with organizations around the globe
Sponsor international summer service trips to members Provide good guidance for participants on international service trips Participate in humanitarian outreach locally and domestically Understand the greater goals of what service means Reflect on how service impacts us as individuals Understand education and health-care issues on a grassroots level compare internationally and locally
Co-Presidents – Shachi Daru, Anisha Kunder Vice President – Paul Abraham Travel Coordinatoor – Sophie Peeters Treasurer – SoongJin Ahn Publicity Chair – Rui Zheng
Monthly events Fun (movies) volunteer-based (local) Educational (speakers/showcases) Spring Retreat! Next events Site Leader Info Session Summer Trips Showcase, October TBA
“recovers medical surplus that would otherwise be discarded and redistributes it to hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers in less fortunate countries. Our goal is to continue bridging the healthcare gap, connecting those who have with those who hope” $9 billion of medical supplies are discarded each year in the United States groups of up to 15 One weekend-Perhaps Saturday Oct 22? Sort and pack medical supplies
Multi-ethnic, non-denominational, non-profit United Way agency Serves women who have experienced homelessness because of mental illness, abuse or addiction Organize parties/events for the women Halloween, Oct 31? Career Workshop?
WHERE? Ben Taub General Hospital HOW LONG? Try to commit a minimum of 4 hours. WHEN? Weekdays, almost any time of the day. REQUIREMENTS: Training session Exam (to assure fluency of the language) 8 hours of shadowing other interpreters Dress nice (you should get a uniform blouse)
“to nurture the well-being and meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of persons affected by HIV/AIDS through compassionate health care and social services” What can we do? Care team for volunteering on weekends Bayou City Art Festival! When? – October 8 th and 9 th Shift 1 – 9:00am – 1:00pm Shift 2 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Shift 3 – 2:30pm – 6:30pm Where? – downtown (streets surrounding City Hall) Why? – Bering Omega receives a portion of the proceeds! (you also get a free t-shirt and free admission!!) See here for more info:
(Children’s Association for Maximum Potential) Camp for children and adults with special needs MISSION “…to strengthen and inspire individuals with special needs – and those who care for them – through Recreation, Respite, and Education”
Healthcare for the Homeless provide long-term care for those who are unable to navigate a larger system of care; provide interim care for those who can transition into the public healthcare system; and provide medical street outreach to those who live on the streets and in single- night shelters. MD Anderson—kids Baylor teen health clinic “to help teenagers and young adults with health problems by lowering costs and teach them prevention methods” Mentors for Moms: volunteers needed to provide support pregnant teen mothers through hospital visits and phone calls about proper nutrition, infant care, health care, etc. MS society: Pursue prevention, treatment and cure Reach out to multiple sclerosis victims and their families
Each year, we run international summer service trips for Rice students Only student organization on campus that plans, executes, and fundraises for the CIC advises and watches over us Apps on our website: humed.rice.edu Read requirements!
September 25—Applications for Site Leading up October 3—Site Leader info session October 9—Applications for Site Leading due October 11/12-Site Leader interviews October 13—Decisions out October 14/15—Site Leader Break Away training November 7—Participant applications out November 21—Participant Applications due November 22-26—Participant interviews November 29 th —Participant decisions out
Humed.rice.edu Please check out our website for updates Thank you for coming! =D If you are interested in any of these projects, please sign up after the meeting with us so we can send you information about them!