Many of you have heard about “Serving the Underserved” already – maybe from upper-class students or at orientation or from other faculty and staff. Serving The Underserved is a certificate course offered by Methodist Healthcare, Church Health, and UTHSC that creates space for productive dialogue about healthcare among underserved populations and how poverty affects the health lives of communities.
Serving The Underserved is also a core component of the Co-Curricular Certificate in Social Determinants of Health offered by UTHSC. However, you do not have to be working toward the SDOH certificate to participate.
Class begins in about 4 weeks, so the time to apply is now. We will begin on Tuesday, March 22. We will meet from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on 4 consecutive Tuesday, ending on April 12. We have a fantastic slate of speakers lined up for this fall. Some of the people we will hear this term include Dr. Scott Morris, CEO of Church Health, Dr. Phil Baker of Good Shepherd Pharmacy, and Dr. Cassandra Christiansen, Director of School-Based Programs and Community Outreach for the College of Dentistry at UTHSC. We will also be hosting a conversation on the impact of neighborhoods on health outcomes with leaders from Center for Transforming Communities.
You may apply by emailing Rev. Adam Gordon with your name, UTHSC email address, college, and year of graduation. Please feel free to reach out to Adam if you have any questions or need any additional information.