Community Partnership Program
MY AUNT'S HOUSE
The Pediatrics Interest Group at Wake Forest School of Medicine, with the support of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, has partnered with My Aunt's House to create a series of interactive informational sessions with the young women who live there. My Aunt's House is a program through the Children's Home in Winston-Salem which is devoted to helping teen mothers to raise their family, to complete school, and to achieve their full potential and independence. Our discussions involve a wide variety of issues, such as Being a Teen Mom, Maternal Nutrition, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Adolescent Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Childhood Development, Pediatric Appointment Expectations, and Post-Partum Depression. Twice each month, two medical students meet with these young women to share dinner and engage in the topic of the evening. There are usually 2-7 mothers living in the house with their children who participate. More information about My Aunt's House and The Children's Home is available at http://www.tchome.org/MyAuntsHouse.htm.
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC
The People’s Clinic: A North Carolina Minority Health Education Collaborative is a 3-pronged program that began in January 2006 designed to address minority health and healthcare disparities across the state of NC. Funded by the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation from 2006-2009, and now sustained by the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE), the project has produced targeted health education initiatives in the African American, American Indian, and Latino communities.
VOICES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN YOUTH
In collaboration with Delta Fine Arts, Inc., the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) has created a distinctive photojournalism project entitled Voices of African American Health. The project, which was funded by The Society for the Arts in Healthcare in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson, empowers participants to tell their own unique stories of living with chronic illness as patients or caregivers. Moreover, the project serves to educate the community at-large about the national tragedy of racial and ethnic health disparities. (more)