Care of the Community

Prepare students to address community health issues and health disparities in the context of societal and economic systems.

Case Western Reserve University PA students are exposed to a wide variety of clinical experiences as part of the Preclinical course, through their exposure to the Community Service and Experiential Learning Sites.

Students are exposed to pediatric populations through the Cleveland Metro School District with Height, Weight, Vision, and Lead Screenings.  Nutrition Detectives and Oral Health initiatives.  They learn multidisciplinary services for at-risk preschool children at Early Intervention team meetings.  CareStrong, Student Run Health Clinic, and MedWorks help provide training in adult preventative health.  Experiences at St. Herman House, Lutheran Men's Ministry Lakeside Shelter, and Zelma George teach students the value of interacting with marginalized populations and increasing health literacy. 

2020-2021 Outcomes

Site Number of Events Number of Student Experiences
Care of Children in the Community    
MetroHealth Nutrition Detectives/Oral Health Education programs 8 136
Early Interventions  34 68
Play Learn Grow 9 34
Care of Adults in the Community     
Lake County Free Clinic 7 35
CareStrong 41 90
Student Run Health Clinic Outreach Programs  40 137
Patient Advocacy     
Health Education and Literacy in Shelters 32 128
Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic 54 246
MetroHealth PRIDE advocacy  5 20
UH Baby Shower-New Parent education 1 5
PA Profession Advocacy    
High School Info-session and Medicine Bootcamps 8 32
College Info-session 3 6