Besides teaching multiple nursing courses at CSUSB, Diane Vines also runs the university’s Street Medicine Program, which she helped create in 2018.
CSUSB Palm Desert Campus nursing students and faculty participated in a special flu vaccination clinic held on Dec. 13 in Thermal.
The four nursing students are participants in the Street Medicine program that assists the homeless and unsheltered in the Coachella Valley.
Diane Vines (nursing) discussed a grant received by the Street Medicine program at CSUSB’s Palm Desert Campus, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) appeared on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” to discuss the latest FBI hate crime report.
Meredith Conroy (political science), Nancy Acevedo (education), Diane Vines (nursing) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were included in recent news coverage.
The Street Medicine program is a collaborative partnership between the CSUSB Department of Nursing at the Palm Desert Campus; the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine; Desert Regional Medical Center; Well in the Desert; and the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine.
Diane Vines’ poster, titled “Street Medicine in the Coachella Valley,” was awarded first place in the Education category for the APNA 34th Annual Conference.
The Regional Access Project Foundation grant will be used to purchase much-needed supplies for the street medicine team to use in the field while providing healthcare services to the homeless and unsheltered populations in the Coachella Valley.
The Verizon Foundation grant will support the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Street Medicine program and will be used to purchase and loan laptops to students during the pandemic.