Name of Engagement
Healthcare for the Homeless, Suitcase Clinic
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Healthcare for the Homeless, Suitcase Clinic is a unique healthcare delivery model that addresses the unconventional and complex health concerns of homeless adults and children in the Harrisonburg community. It has established the “Suitcase Clinics”, staffed by volunteer Nurse Practitioners, and a full time Nurse Case Manager, to provide health care at the point of contact in five local shelters and human service agencies. Specifically, it provides onsite urgent care services, chronic illness management, and preventative care to homeless clients enrolled in local shelters while simultaneously providing more comprehensive on-site case management services, when needed.
Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU
JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA
Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)
Primary Focus of Program
Health and Healthcare
Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution
JMU nursing and psychology students volunteer each semester providing an invaluable experiential learning opportunity.
Areas of Engagement
Community Engagement, Engaged Learning