Street Medicine Phoenix (SMP) - Caring for Phoenix's Homeless


To learn more about SMP, visit us @ http://www.streetmedicinephoenix.com 



About Street Medicine Phoenix

Street Medicine Phoenix is a student-driven interprofessional health care and social justice team consisting of students and faculty from the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University. SMP is unique from other street medicine initiatives since the outreach teams consist of a diverse array of interprofessional students (and respective faculty), including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, social work, public health, veterinary and more. Utilizing a biopsychosocial model of care, we aim to improve the health and well-being of Phoenix’s homeless population by holistically addressing each individual’s goals and needs. SMP strives to practice goal-negotiated, person-centered care and help every person experiencing homelessness obtain the essentials needed to improve their overall quality of life.    

Our mission  is to ensure access to quality healthcare for Phoenix’s homeless population living and sleeping on the streets.

Our vision is to walk side-by-side with every homeless individual in Phoenix as they strive to overcome personal obstacles and societal stigmas in their pursuit of happiness, well-being, and a home.

Interprofessional Team & Board Members

http://www.streetmedicinephoenix.com EST. 2017

SMP Outreach

Learn more about Street Medicine Phoenix upcoming meetings, conferences, community outreach events, etc.

http://www.streetmedicinephoenix.com/smp-scheduled-outreach-events/#not-set:all

Why Volunteer?

1. Apply lecture content into real-world situations

2. Work in an interprofessional team

3. Learn/improve clinical skills

4. Network with students and faculty 

5. Gain experience with direct patient interactions

6. Make a difference in the community 

http://www.streetmedicinephoenix.com/volunteering/

Learning Objectives
  • Describe and model an interprofessional patient-centered team-based model of health care
  • Identify the impact of psychosocial factors on disease and health care utilization
  • Appropriately assess and identify ways to address the health care needs of patients with complex medical conditions utilizing knowledge of the interprofessional team members’ complementary roles and responsibilities, negotiation of common goals and objectives, and knowledge of socioeconomic determinants of health
  • Engage with all members of the interprofessional team using effective communication strategies in collective patient-centered problem-solving
  • Demonstrate humanistic qualities in interactions with patients including the delivery of socially and ethically responsible care
  • Model a person-centered approach to care for vulnerable individuals who are experiencing homelessness

"You matter as a human being and people need to hear that and feel that."

-Dr. Jim Withers
What is Street Medicine?
   
Street medicine is not only a national movement; it is a global one. The specific nuances of the nature of care for street people may differ from place to place, but all organizations that practice street medicine act on the foundation of relational patient-centered care that focuses on the goals of the individual and works in an environment of respect, dignity, and acceptance.

Father of "Street Medicine"


Collaborating With Street Medicine Programs Across The U.S.


Street Medicine Phoenix is currently working with other street medicine initiatives across the United States, such as Street Medicine Detroit located at Wayne State University College of Medicine and Spartan Street Medicine located at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, along with the Street Medicine Institute to develop a curriculum. The goal is to implement this curriculum in graduate health professional programs to equip students from various professions with essential knowledge and training on how to care for vulnerable persons experiencing homelessness using a holistic, person-centered approach.


Street Medicine Phoenix would like to thank Street Medicine DetroitSpartan Street MedicineStreet Medicine Institute, and Street Medicine New Orleans for their support in the development of Street Medicine Phoenix. 


Contact Us

Have questions? Want to join our team?  

Send us an email. We reply to all questions in a timely manner. 

Email: info@streetmedicinephoenix.com

Website URL: http://www.streetmedicinephoenix.com    

Follow-Us On Social Media

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