Name of Engagement
Valley AIDS Network (VAN)
Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS)
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.
Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU
JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA
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.
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