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MCW’s Homeless Outreach in Medical Education Project contributing to Oct. 6 Empty Bowls fundraiser

Oct. 03, 2013 College News - MCW’s HOME (Homeless Outreach in Medical Education) Project is participating in the 15th annual Milwaukee Empty Bowls fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 6. Members of the HOME Project handcrafted and donated 13 ceramic bowls, which can be purchased for $20 at the event.  With the purchase of a bowl, you can sample soups and breads from dozens of local restaurants and listen to live music.  

The HOME Project was founded in 2009 by Dr. Sabina Diehr along with 13 first-year medical students.  It was developed in collaboration with several community partners for the purpose of understanding the health care needs in our community and to elicit ideas for student projects which seek to meet these needs now and in the future. 

The HOME Project has created and implemented an increasing number of portable and durable education modules on identified health literacy topics.  It received the Standing Ovation Award from the Student Assembly in 2011, the Educational Project of the Year Award from the Department of Family & Community Medicine in 2011, as well as a $5,000 grant from the Curriculum and Evaluation Committee’s Learning Resource Fund.

Proceeds from the Empty Bowls event benefit food pantries and meal programs in the Milwaukee area.  You can learn more about the event at:  http://www.milwaukeeemptybowls.org/         

 

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