Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the new Tufts Chinatown Wellness Initiative (TCWI) interprofessional group had the opportunity to volunteer at the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) in Boston, MA. Professor Kathy Dolan accompanied Kim Meyers (D18), Melody Chou (D19), Gabrielle Lieberman (D19), Qurratulann Khokhar (D20), and Susan Harvey (D20) to present information about Oral Health and the Body. We were able to keep the audience engaged and willing to participate by asking questions to gauge what the audience knew and walking around with models of teeth. “Goody-bags” of toothbrushes and toothpaste were distributed to the residents. We look forward to continue working closely with the Medical and Nutrition Schools to cultivate this team and hone in on our skills to become great partners with ACDC and empower its residents with quality interdisciplinary health education.

Written by: Gabrielle Lieberman (D19)