TEAM LEADER:

Lauren Mathews


ASSISTANT TEAM LEADERS:

Maggie Selesky

Administration

Kenya Donovan

Tuscaloosa Veteran's Hospital

Drew Rice

Focus First

Sight Savers

Tomisha Hicks

West Alabama Aids Outreach

Turning Point Services

Mikenzi Brasfield

Well Bama

Focus First

Taja Dotson


TEAM EMAIL ADDRESS:
betteringbama@sa.ua.edu


SKILLS DEVELOPED INCLUDE: Self-motivation; interpersonal skills; & self-efficacy.


PURPOSE: To provide service in the health and wellness field around the
Tuscaloosa area, while providing Pre-Med students opportunities to further their
experiences. Two potential locations for service include Turning Point, a women's
domestic violence shelter, and Amedisys Hospice, where students will be able
to participate in various projects that promote the wellbeing of our community
members. We also work to bring awareness to issues like mental health

Projects during Spring 2016

The VA Medical Hospital: We are working as caring companions with the VA's frequent falling patients where you will develop relationships with those patients as well as have opportunities to expand into shadowing and other medical opportunities.

Turning Point: A local domestic violence shelter where we will act as medical advocates, answer the crisis hotline and provide childcare services amongst other activities.

Focus First: Vision screenings of local elementary aged students

If you are interested in serving with the Bettering Bama team, fill out the form here.

Questions? Email us at betteringbama@sa.ua.edu.