Community Outreach and Engagement
Our community outreach programs are effective vehicles for bringing health education, screening and other health care services directly to those in need. Our efforts focus on increasing health literacy, providing better access to quality health care facilities and providers, and supporting communities in need by funding vital health programs.
University Hospitals is committed to the surrounding community and participates in a variety of programs designed to increase awareness of health disparities, improve cultural competency among nurses and physicians and promote diversity recruitment among physicians and other health care professionals by encouraging minority youth to consider a career in health care.
Journey Program: Guiding Students into Medical Careers
Sarah Sells, co-founder of the Journey Program
Sarah Sells, science teacher at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM) at John Hay High School, is the co-founder of the Journey Program, along with Frank Miller, staff assistant for Diversity and Inclusion at University Hospitals. The program provides opportunities for select students of excellence with an interest in science and math by integrating new educational events into their curriculum. During an additional 40 classroom hours, participants shadow staff at UH.