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The Word on the Street

Fall 2017 Newsletter

 

Friends, Colleagues, and Fellow Humanitarians,

    On behalf of Doctors Without Walls – Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW-SBSM), we invite you to read this issue of “The Word on the Street” the official newsletter of our organization.  DWW-SBSM is dedicated to providing free, volunteer medical care for the most vulnerable of Santa Barbara County, when and where they are in need, including in times of disaster, and to provide education and training for our volunteers and others, in order to promote the excellent practice of humanitarian medicine in our hometown and elsewhere.


 Read more here...
McKesson 'Community Hero' Award Granted to DWW Volunteer
 
  McKesson Corporation is the largest and oldest pharmaceutical company in the United States. Every year, McKesson recognizes their most deserving employees with an annual ‘Community Hero Award.’ This award is given out based on philanthropy and volunteer work. In May 2017, Kaci Wilhelm, a Doctors Without Walls volunteer, received this honorable award along with a $5,000 grant from McKesson Corporation. Read more here...
DWW Brings Healthcare to New Heights:
4th Annual Glow in the Park 

 
 On Saturday, September 16, Doctors Without Walls invited the community to attend the fourth annual Glow in the Park fundraiser in Elings Park. This wonderful event serves as a unique opportunity for community members to meet the faces behind the organization and converse with volunteers about their experiences providing care to the underserved. With flavorful music, scenic tethered balloon rides, and a lively crowd of compassionate community members in attendance, this year’s big event was one to remember. Read more here...
Health Access and Care Coordination Project
 
  Since January of 2017, Doctors Without Walls has been part of a multiagency collaborative called the HACC project. Spearheaded by the Housing Authority, the Health Access and Care Coordination project or HACC, aims to connect MediCal recipients in low-income or Section 8 housing to services such as healthcare and behavioral health providers. Under this CenCal funded program, local health and outreach organizations including Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, New Beginnings, Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home, PathPoint, and Doctors Without Walls will be working together in a conjoined effort to provide better access to health and outreach services for the community.  Read more here...
DWW Volunteer Spotlight: Summer 2017
 
Doctors Without Walls would not be where it is today without its outstanding volunteers. Some of our incredible volunteers have devoted their summertime to helping underserved patient populations. Their optimistic outlook, positive attitude, and volunteerism create the driving force behind the organization. We would like to highlight two extraordinary volunteers of Summer 2017: Melissa Ausanka-Crues and Gabe Revery.  Read more here...
What's Coming Up Next?
 
Rock The Docs 2017
November 16th / 17th
Click here for more info...
Thank you for reading! 

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