Collaborative Practice I students and community partner to be honored

ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, is recognizing Seeds of Literacy, a 2020-2021 Collaborative Practice I (CPI) community partner, and its student teams at an awards luncheon during the annual ProLiteracy Conference on Sept. 21. The program, which provides free, personalized education to empower adults to thrive in the community, was selected through a competitive application process. 

The interprofessional student teams created health literacy lessons and reading passages for varying literacy levels on a number of topics identified as important by Seeds of Literacy students, including the relationship between life functions and energy intake, genetics and heredity, evolution, the human body, heart attacks, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, domestic violence and breast cancer.

The teams, composed of students from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, worked together with Carmine Stewart, vice president of programming at Seeds of Literacy,  over the course of the academic year to complete their lessons while learning about and practicing teamwork skills.

Team members included:

  • Osedebamen Aigbe (Medicine)
  • Victoria Blaga (Medicine)
  • Robyn Boyd (Mandel School)
  • Kristen Byrne (Physician Assistant)
  • Rebecca Garner (Dental Medicine)
  • Bram Hollady (Dental Medicine)
  • Lauren Huang (Medicine)
  • Rupleen Kaur (Medicine)
  • Tania Montenegro (Genetic Counseling) 
  • Dakota Nollner (Medicine)
  • Salih Hind (Mandel School) 
  • Abigail Snyder (Medicine)

Coordinated by the Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research, CPI is the interprofessional service learning experience for health professions and social work students.

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