A new community medicine program at Earlham
Ryan Williams, Reid Health's trauma program manager and EMS coordinator; Dr. Emily Kraft, Reid's EMS medical director; and Mike Deibel and Peter Blair, co-directors of Earlham's Center for Global Health.
A new community medicine program at Earlham College will offer students clinical training and hands-on experiences treating chronically ill patients in the local community.
Beginning this fall, Earlham students enrolled in pre-health programs can become certified health coaches, working with patients in their homes on weekly rotations to promote wellness. The program is the result of an expanded partnership between Earlham’s Center for Global Health and Reid Health.
"This is a win-win-win for Earlham students, Reid Health, and the Richmond and Wayne County area,” says Peter Blair, co-director of Earlham’s Center for Global Health. “Our students will receive additional training and clinical experience while building relationships with our neighbors. The community will benefit from well-trained and energetic students who will serve and engage with local citizens to improve health outcomes while working to reduce costly hospital visits.”