Community Health Internship Host Sites
Immersing students in community based sites for an eight week paid internship provides a deep dive into the assets and disparities of a community. We partner with community organizations to deliver a robust internship experience combining professional development seminars and impactful work experience.
Host sites facilitate meaningful work while interns expand their knowledge of public and community health. Projects range from program and policy development, monitoring, evaluation, research, and education.
The host site designates a mentor to provide technical support, project guidance, and connections to shadowing opportunities. The program would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of these community health professionals.
Interested in getting involved, contact us.
Aging Mastery Program
The Aging Mastery Program, developed by the National Council on Aging, provides tools and resources designed to improve participants health, enhance financial stability, and foster a life full of meaningful connections. AMP is all about feeling better today and staying healthy for the future.
In collaboration with local organizations, UW-Madison Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine (WARM), and UW-La Crosse public health students, the program engages community members at least 50 years of age. Participants take part in multiple in person sessions focused on a wide array of topics.
The program also offers a chance to build community and connect with others. Participants completing the program are empowered to live their fullest lives.
Contact us if you are interested in partnering to offer this unique program.
Hands on Health and Exploratory Surgery Days
We look to bring as much real life exposure to as many students as possible. By teaming up with local high schools in our service region, we are able to give students realistic experiences and contacts in the world of healthcare through our Hands on Health Days (HOH Days).
HOH Days start with individual job shadows with practicing healthcare professionals. From there, students then participate in healthcare simulations including arthroscopic surgery, CPR, nursing, intubation and vital signs, physical therapy and others.
Students can also participate in Exploratory Surgery days, which allow them to perform simulations in laparoscopic surgery, pre and post operation care, anesthesiology, and suturing. Students watch a live-stream surgery and talk with healthcare professionals.