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1 Decreasing absenteeism in Elementary schoolsChronic absenteeism is an issue that greatly affects Utah schools (AttendanceWorks, 2010; Research Brief: Chronic Absenteeism, 2012). Students being in school each day is becoming increasingly important in education. There is a growing relationship between attendance and academic performance (Balfan...2014-04-01
2 "A guide to vision care"For underserved populations, breaking down barriers in order to seek quality healthcare may be a difficult task. Studies have concluded that minorities and multiethnic populations are among the highest risk of populations in the United States. Among the populations most at risk include Latinos, Afri...2013-03-26
3 Cookbook and Community BuildingCommunity gardens are becoming more common every year. Many communities come together over shared land to grow food for their families, especially low-income communities. However, how do these people build community if they do not know each other? How does a group of people work together to sustain ...2014-04-01
4 Recycle Rice-EcclesRecycle Rice-Eccles was founded in 2010 to meet the need for recycling at the Rice-Eccles Football Stadium. What started out as a few students with garbage bags is now a 300 strong volunteer effort recycling over 12 tons per season. Through effective marketing, strong leadership, and a dedicated vol...2014-02-22
5 Affirming equity: Creating access to college careers among first generation students and students of color in elementary schoolStudents of color and first-generation students across the country encounter substantial barriers to higher education with regard to access and preparation. This project focused on increasing awareness of college professions and interest in pursuing a college degree among elementary school students ...2008-02
6 Preschool for the Road HomeIntroduction and Background: This Integrative Service Project (ISP) was the creation of more curriculum for The Road Home preschool, a donation drive was implemented to increase their funds and supplies, and a volunteer relationship was established in order to provide the needed assistance. Literatu...2014-03-27
7 The "Anti-hunger voter" advertising campaign with the Crossroads Urban CenterThe Crossroads Urban Center is an emergency food pantry and community center dedicated to fighting the root causes of poverty and supporting members of the community with basic survival needs. One of the groups within Crossroads is the Anti-hunger Action Committee, which is focused on increasing foo...2013-04-01
8 Oral health: The essential preventionIllnesses related to oral health are by far the most preventable illness in the United States, yet it is the leading cause of poor health in young children. Tooth decay is quietly affecting 3 out of every 5 children across the US, and those from low-income families or families who speak English as a...2011-04
9 Medication therapy managementMedication therapy management (MTM) is an extended pharmacy service that optimizes therapeutic outcomes and goals for patients by ensuring that their medications are appropriate, effective, safe, and able to be taken as intended. By collaborating with Service Learning Scholars and Partner for Promot...2014
10 Pete Suazo business center mentoringThe Pete Suazo Business Center (PSBC) is a non-profit organization that strives to develop minority entrepreneurs into successful businesspersons. This effort is only possible with the help of countless volunteer hours. The selfless service of diverse mentors and teachers help further the education ...2011-04
11 Health and lifestyles: The power of choiceRates of obesity, diabetes and other associate healthy problems are increasing throughout the United States as a result of the eating habits and physical activity levels of the majority of people. At the same time there has also been an increase in eating disorders and a decrease in physical activit...2012-03-29
12 Health economics: Improving the efficiency of the Hope ClinicThis paper is a detailed and comprehensive summary of my Integrative Service Project as a Service-Learning Scholar at the University of Utah. I utilized my education in health economics to address a community need at the Hope Clinic in Midvale, Utah. I investigated the use of electronic health recor...2013-04
13 New media and nonprofitsThere are new trends in media every single day. The ability to stay on top of these methods can aid in the success of many organizations. Often times, nonprofit organizations have minimal budgets and usually the first aspect to be cut is funding for public relations. However, the success of a nonpro...2013-04-08
14 Prescription drug abuse awareness through Generation RxPrescription drug abuse is on the rise in Utah. In 2010 there were more deaths caused by prescription overdoses than car accidents (Johnson, 2010). To combat this growing problem I implemented an outreach program called Operation Generation Rx into the American Pharmacist Association Academy of Stud...2012-03-30
15 Establishing a development event for a free medical clinicBACKGROUND - Leadership and service and difficult to learn for some students seeking professional careers. At the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, the pharmacy gala has become a student-initiated and student-led opportunity for student pharmacists to practice both leadership and service-learn...2011-02
16 Diversity InitiativeHigh school tends to be a homogeneous environment where everyone is trying to be the same and fit in. Diversity is not highly valued by most students and I was on a mission to change that. I wanted students to see how diversity makes you stronger not weaker. I worked with Alta High School to develop...
17 Creation of the G.E.A.R U.P. orientation manualThere is a great need for programs which assist students from low income and minority background in having the support and resources to attend and complete college. Gear Up is a program which seeks to meet this need by providing low-income students with scholarships as well as in school and after sc...2009-05
18 Guadalupe to the U DayGuadalupe to the U Day was designed to expose underrepresented 1st through 4th graders in the Glendale neighborhood to the idea that higher education is an attainable option for them. Guadalupe to the U day served many purposes, one being to draw the connection between current curriculum in the clas...2011-04
19 Discovering the self within, self expression workshopsThe media plagues society and its citizens with negative stereotypes and views of individuals especially of lower-income, minority groups. The media plays a major role in creating and reinforcing images that are generalized to a broader group that affects the public's perception of crime and negativ...2011
20 RevolutionaryThis is a summary of an Integrative Service Project (ISP) in partnership with the University of Utah Bennion Center and Rise, Inc. In this project, I created and administered a healthy living program for a group of teens with special needs who participated in an after-school program at Rise, Inc., c...2011-10-05
21 College exploration at Mountain View ElementaryBackground. Children should be given early opportunities to learn about what higher education can do for them in their future. Coming from a low income background, children may not see education as a priority in their life. Having opportunities where students, professors and professionals from unive...2011-04-20
22 Implementing climate-change curriculum in elementary schoolsThis paper briefly introduces the problems associated with the lack of climate-change and scientific literacy in our community, and recounts the experiences that the author had while attempting to find a solution to this problem. Many articles agree that it is necessary to educate the general public...2011-04
23 The Red Butte Garden Plant Database: For Organization and Community UseBotanical gardens have certain features that distinguish them from pleasure gardens and public parks. In the latter part of the 20th century, the environmental and sustainability movement changed botanic garden missions to increase the serious tones of research, education, and conservation (p. 185-2...2014-08-01
24 Prevention, recognizing, and treating childhood obesity: A risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes mellitusBACKGROUND - This integrated service project report summarizes my involvement in the Utah Pediatric Partnership to Improve Healthcare Quality (UPIQ) learning collaborative and Central City Community Health Center. The project focus is to recognize, prevent, and treat childhood obesity. The project i...2009-04
25 The many faces of mathematicsChoosing a career is one of the most important decisions in a person's life. Yet, many students graduate from high school and from college and have no idea what they are going to do with their education. Those who do may have a very limited view of the opportunities that are available for them to ex...
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