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CON Students Provide Support for Migrant Community

HHI Scholars Visit Migrant Camp

As part of their Population Focused Nursing course, the newest group of Hispanic Health Initiative Scholars visited a migrant camp on Johns Island to learn about migrant health. The scholars also met with a migrant outreach coordinator from the Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center to learn more about Charleston’s migrant community.

Throughout the semester the scholars will interact and gain first-hand experience with newly immigrated Hispanics. In addition to a variety of clinical experiences, the scholars will also participate in at least onecommunity health fair that serves the Hispanic population. For more information about the HHI Scholars program, contact Anna Tecklenburg at tecklenb@musc.edu.

Rural Mission Community Meeting

On September 14, accelerated BSN students and HHI Scholars, Christy Jean Kyle, Carolyn Ramos, and Jake Schubert conducted basic health screenings at the Rural Mission Head Start community meeting on Johns Island. In addition to blood pressureassessments, students provided parent education on car seat safety, childhood immunizations, and healthy meal planning to over 30 families.