The program provides free healthcare services to homeless, unsheltered and vulnerable people in the Coachella Valley, as well as engages CSUSB Palm Desert Campus nursing students at all degree levels in clinical healthcare activities.
Paloma Villegas (sociology) co-authored an article that examined how students navigated their way through course content during the COVID-19 pandemic, Diane Vines (nursing) was honored by her alma mater, Vanderbilt University, with an award for public service, and Sanjeet Mann (CSUSB Libraries) discussed how he used the Wayback Machine to assist students and faculty in their research.
Kristi Papailler (theatre arts) was interviewed for an article about one of her students, Dea Armstrong, who won a national award, and Diane Vines (nursing) was honored by her alma mater, Vanderbilt University, with an award for public service.
The award was given for her dedication to caring for underserved populations and for her work as founder and director of the CSUSB Nursing Street Medicine Program.
The CSUSB Nursing Street Medicine program delivers no-cost vital healthcare services to vulnerable members of the Coachella Valley community.
The funding will allow the program to continue providing free healthcare services to unsheltered, sheltered and vulnerable populations in the Coachella Valley.
The Houston Family Foundation funding will support behavioral health by utilizing telehealth technologies at nurse clinics throughout the area.
Scholarships will be awarded to nursing students at the Palm Desert Campus who participate in the university’s Nursing Street Medicine program.
The Nursing Street Medicine program increases access to healthcare by serving the sheltered, unsheltered, and other vulnerable populations in the Coachella Valley through nurse clinics and other outreach programs.