Center for Service Learning, Internships, & Civic Engagement
Remote Area Access and Big Sunday
The biggest event of its kind RAMLA sponsored by Remote Area Access, was held April 22 through May 3 at the Los Angeles Arena. Remote Area Medical (RAM) conducted its 601st free clinic and its second in Los Angeles. It was the largest event of its kind ever. RAM/LA brought medical, dental and vision care to thousands of individuals and families who desperately needed it, absolutely free. No proof of insurance, no income test, no requirement of any kind, except to attend.
RAM/LA is, above all, a community effort. In this time of urgent healthcare challenge, it was Los Angeles coming together to help its own. Medical and non-medical personnel volunteered their time; supplies and equipment was donated; local agencies and organizations generously proved their resources. http://www.ramfreeclinic.org/
See letters and pictures below:
Our own Patricia Harbinger, Angela Williams accompanied nursing students to assists with medical care.
Attached are the photos taken at RAM on Friday. The students really had a great experience even though all patients had been triaged and waiting for care by 11am when we arrived for our shift.
The students were able to split up and assist physicians in medical, podiatry, pharmacy, womens health, and thanks to Monica Donald, students were able to give immunization IM injections!
I look forward to attending next year.
Angela Williams RN, MSN
I would be delighted to share information regarding our hands-on students and faculty participation at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic. This will be our second year of involvement and I am so happy that our students can serve the community and practice their clinical skills under the watchful eyes of our instructors.
They will also participate giving with immunizations with our Public Health Instructors and they are scheduled daily on a rotational basis.
Dr. Patricia A. Hinchberger, RN, MSN, CNS Assistant Professor, School of Nursing Director, MEPN Program College of Professional Studies California State University, Dominguez Hills Colonel (Retired) USAR firstname.lastname@example.org
My students (MEPN program students in the SON) will be volunteering at RAM/LA that weekend.
Suzanne Brugman, MSN, RN, GCNS
Instructor MEPN Program, BSN Program
Dominguez Hills students help out RAM
April 30, 2010
Big Sunday (www.bigsunday.org) is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that sponsors the largest regional annual community service event in America. Their mission – to mobilize and empower people through volunteering – is especially relevant now that the need is so magnified and President Obama has called us all to service.
On Big Sunday weekend, 50,000 volunteers worked at some 500 nonprofits, schools and other agencies in 69 cities throughout southern California. Big Sunday continues to grow, as does the number of people and groups needing its help.
Dr. Sophia Momand, physician at the Dominiguez Hills Student Health Services mobilized students and distributed two truckloads of clothing, hygeine products, and dry goods to the homeless on Big Sunday.
I am collecting all kinds of items (hygiene packs, non-perishable food, clothing, shoes, towels, sheets, toys, etc. etc) for the BIG SUNDAY event which will take place this weekend. Please feel free to bring any donations to the Student Health Center between now and this Friday, April 30th to be distributed to the poor and homeless via BIG SUNDAY.
Sophia Momand M.D.
Student Health Center
Hi Cheryl and Marco,
Here are a bunch of pictures of what happened to all the good stuff that we received from you and the campus last week. It was taken by Uhaul to Omar Ibn mosque and then sorted, boxed and shipped out to the homeless via Big Sunday people.
A million thanks to you Cheryl and Marco and all the wonderful students, staff and faculty that contributed to this endeavor. We had over 200 boxes and the event was a success.
Sophia Momand M.D.
Student Health Center
Dr. Sophia Momand volunteers for Big Sunday
Volunteers help sort goods to be distributed