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Healthy Kids: An Innovative Interprofessional Education Project that Benefits Medically-Underserved Communities

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 28, 2020)
Presented by Kathy Jones, Li Qian and Kathryn Dugan
This session focuses on health screening to medically-underserved communities in rural Alabama. Students and faculty from MLS, Communication Disorders, and Nursing, perform health screenings in elementary and middle schools in areas with limited access to healthcare. The benefits of this participation and the potential to provide long-term effects will be discussed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1.Discuss the healthcare needs of a medically underserved population
2.Correlate lack of basic healthcare with growth and development
3.Identify the benefits of student involvement in community projects

CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION 
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.