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Urban Health Initiative
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Mission

As an entirely student-run organization, UHI seeks to meet health needs where they exist in the community. To fulfill our mission, we’ve set forth the following goals:

  • Provide quality healthcare to the underinsured through free clinics operated and maintained by medical students currently undergoing clinical clerkships.
  • Increase the competence and understanding of the Camden residents about issues prevalent in their community that affect their health, well being, and overall survival.
  • Provide hands on training that will equip them with knowledge of life-saving techniques so that they can help each other in need.
  • Serve as role models and mentors for the Camden youth.
  • Through volunteering and fundraising efforts, provide basic needs such as food, clothing, and other provisions to Camden’s most needy citizens.
  • Use the above modalities—continuity healthcare, education/training, mentoring, volunteering, fundraising—to promote health care prevention