Health

C.O.P.E. (Cancer Outreach Prevention Education)

Overview

C.O.P.E. unites and empowers college students in their initiatives to fight cancer through public awareness, fundraising, and patient support (volunteering) for a variety of cancer-related organizations. It is a group devoted to developing leadership, providing service with compassion and maturity, and positively impacting university and national medical communities. We are a creative, diverse, and dynamic bunch, and love new members to jump in at anytime. Contact NU-COPE@googlegroups.com to get more information or get involved right away!

We would like students to know that this club is focused on advocacy and service and is an open club with no membership process, dues, or applications. 

Schedule/ Commitment

C.O.P.E. looks for members to attend 30 minute meetings every week.  We do several volunteer events during the quarter, that amount to about 2 hours of work per event, or roughly 6 hours a quarter of work (an additional 30 minutes a week when added up). 

Community Partners

We don't have community partners, but we do bring cards to Evanston Northshore Hospital.

Contact

Email: NU-COPE@googlegroups.commeganimundo2018@u.northwestern.edu

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Chinatown Health Initiative (the Chinatown Clinic)

Overview

Welcome! We are a student group that supports a free clinic in Cermak Chinatown. Get involved by volunteering as a translator or joining the student board.

Schedule/ Commitment

There are couple ways to get involved!

  • Work as a translator at the Chinatown Clinic. You will work with a team of NU Feinberg medical school students and health professionals to provide free primary healthcare to the indigent public. Translating is a great way get clinical experience while simultaneously brushing up on your language skills. Conversational proficiency in Mandarin or Cantonese required
    • Time commitment: Sunday mornings once or twice a quarter

  • Apply to join the student board. The student club manage translator efforts and fundraises for the clinic. In the past we hand-made and sold Chinese spring rolls and pastries to raise funds to buy medicine, equipment, and other medical supplies. New initiatives always welcome! Fundraising is a great way to gain event planning experience and build communication and leadership skills. No cooking or language experience needed
    • Time commitment: 3-4 hours at sales twice a quarter + regular meetings

Community Partners

Chinatown Clinic

Contact

Email: sven@u.northwestern.edu

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Peer Health Exchange

Overview

We're looking for passionate volunteers who are interested in confronting education inequality by entering public high schools and teaching 9th graders a comprehensive, skills-based health curriculum. Our mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices about their health!

Schedule/ Commitment

PHE volunteers have two primary time commitments: (1) attending weekly, year-round meetings on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM to practice teaching their workshop and receive additional training; and (2) starting winter quarter and continuing into the spring, entering Chicago Public Schools to teach at least once per week.

Community Partners

We're a national non-profit organization, so we have regional headquarters that help to coordinate everything.

Contact

Email: leilagreen2017@u.northwestern.edu; sarahpermut2017@u.northwestern.edu
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They Forget, We Remember

Overview

Our organization combines volunteering, educational events, marketing campaigns, and fundraising efforts to spread awareness about Alzheimer's Disease.

Schedule/ Commitment

We are looking to do 1 volunteering day per quarter

Community Partners

We are associated with Northwestern's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, and have an affiliation with Symphony on Foster Street

Contact

Email: JordanGross2016@u.northwestern.edu
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Community Health Corps

Overview

The Northwestern Community Health Corps (NUCHC) is a grass roots student run organization that aims to empower individuals to improve their health outcomes in the Evanston and Skokie communities by increasing community members’ access to health information and resources. We envision Evanston and Skokie communities as healthy environments in which all people have access to qualified health information on a timely basis, and access to affordable, appropriate care to prevent illness, better manage their health issues, and receive care that helps them live their lives, healthy and with dignity.

Schedule/ Commitment

NUCHC expects trained members to work at health information desks in the public libraries at least once a month. The health desk is open at Evanston from 3-6 and 1-4 PM Wednesday and Sunday, respectively, and in Skokie from 3-6 PM on Tuesdays. Members sign up for 1.5 hour shifts at a time.

Community Partners

Community partners include the Evanston and Skokie Public Libraries, the Evanston and Skokie Health Departments, Erie Family Health Center, Asian Human Services Family Health Center, Northwestern International Program Development, the Buffet Institute for Global Studies, and Northwestern Global Health Studies faculty.

Contact

Email: nucommunityhealthcorps@gmail.com

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