Bettering Bama

TEAM LEADER: Lauren Mathews
Kenya Donovan; Tomisha Hicks; Andrew Rice

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.

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

Questions? Email Lauren at