The Community Action Network had a very busy spring semester!
First, the Interdisciplinary Team partnered with the School of Pharmacy to participate in the Script your Future campaign. They created and attended presentations on medication adherence and how social workers, pharmacists, and other disciplines can partner with each other to help increase adherence for all types of medication.
Second, the Community Action Map Team sponsored and ran two progressive lunches (aka food tours). One was in the Hollins Market area, and the other was in Pigtown. The turnout was great both times, and students from the majority of UM schools were represented.
Third, the CUPS team has already started planning the second annual Coffee and a Cause Fundraiser set tentatively for a weekend in October 2014.
Lastly, the Neighborhood Survey Team put together and applied for a grant in May from UMB Center for Community-Based Engagement and Learning. If awarded the grant, CAN will be partnering with a community based organization to complete community based participatory research that investigates the best way to foster better relationships between the University and the surrounding Southwest Baltimore community. The team will find out if they received the grant by June 1st.
What an exciting spring semester for CAN! Congratulations to all of the 2014 graduates. The CAN officers are in the process of scheduling and planning meetings for the Fall Semester. Stay tuned for updates on the grant, and other meetings that will be held this summer.