The Alliance for Hispanic Health of MUSC was created to provide a forum for MUSC students, faculty, and staff to collaborate to address the health needs of the Hispanic community including health care services, cultural awareness, student needs and recruitment, and research.
The purposes of the Alliance for Hispanic Health are the following:
- To facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between students, faculty, and staff of the six colleges of MUSC to better meet the needs of the Hispanic community of Charleston.
- To facilitate communication between MUSC and community wide healthcare organizations that serve the Hispanic community.
- To take action to improve the quality of health care programs provided to the Hispanic community and academic programs provided to health care professionals and students who serve the Hispanic community.
- To sponsor and participate in events and community service projects to promote the health and well-being of the Hispanic community of Charleston including health care services, cultural awareness, student needs and recruitment, and research.
The monthly Speaker Series is open to everyone on the MUSC campus and is an opportunity to hear about available resources directly from those working with the Hispanic community. The AHH encourages members to practice their Spanish language skills in an effort to improve patient care through a partnership with MUSC’s Medical Spanish Interest Group.
Our community service projects include participation in local health fairs (we measure blood glucose levels) community health education projects and events such as the Sugar Free Fall Festival.
We also provide interpreter and/or bi-lingual provider services at ECCO, a free MUSC student run clinic in Mount Pleasant and help Our Lady of Mercy Outreach in Johns Island give aid to migrant farmworkers in the area.
If you would like more information about getting involved with the AHH, please send us an email.