Name of Engagement

Valley AIDS Network (VAN)

Contact Information

Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS)

Contact Details

iihhs@jmu.edu

Description

The Valley AIDS Network's mission is to provide fast, efficient testing services, comprehensive health education, and holistic support to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in the Central Shenandoah Valley. Since 2005, VAN has been a partner agency of the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) at JMU. The partnership promotes greater access and collaboration with a variety of local agencies and organizations specializing in education, health, and human services.

Web Presence

http://www.valleyaidsnetwork.org/

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Date

This Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round) partnership between VAN and JMU's Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) has been an existing collaboration since 2005.

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Health and Healthcare

Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution

JMU students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in this field. The university benefits from this community partnership.

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

On/Off campus

On campus

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