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October 2014 Archives

New Mobile Coach Brings Dental Care to Columbus School Children

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry has launched a new, 45-foot dental Health Outreach Mobile Experience (H.O.M.E.) Coach. Funded by the Delta Dental Foundation, the mobile dental clinic brings dentists and dental treatment to children at Columbus City schools during regular classroom hours. “Oral health is the number one unmet health care need for Ohio's children and at risk populations,” said Dr. Canise Bean, community outreach and education director at the College of Dentistry. “The H.O.M.E. Coach program, which was initiated in 2005, helps bridge this gap by providing oral health care and education to underserved children in Columbus and surrounding communities.”

Ohio State Ethiopia Completes Successful Summer Institute

The Ohio State Ethiopia One Health Initiative concluded another successful summer program this year. Partnering with Addis Ababa University and the University of Gondar, Ohio State worked with 19 Ethiopian and U.S. institutes to improve health, build capacity and provide learning opportunities for Ethiopian and Ohio State students. During the 2014 One Health Summer Institute in Ethiopia, 26 faculty and 32 students from more than 10 Ohio State units participated.

Family-Centered Community Change in Weinland Park

This summer the Annie E. Casey Foundation had a chance to interact and record residents of Weinland Park on the essence, culture and future of their neighborhood as part of the Family-Centered Community Change (FCCC) partnership. Weinland Park is one of three neighborhoods where the foundation is partnering with a local community change initiative focused on transforming the neighborhood into a place where kids and families thrive.

Bruns Inducted as Inaugural Member of Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship

Congratulations to Karen Bruns, who on Oct. 7 was inducted as one of the 14 inaugural members of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES) at the 2014 Engagement Scholarship Consortium meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Bruns is the assistant director of OSU Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences program and is the leader of OSU CARES. Bruns “is a grounded servant leader of community engagement scholarship and is a major leader strengthening the movement,” the academy’s website says. “She consistently and courageously endorses and models community engagement scholarship across the structural silos of higher education and within communities. Her team successes provide the foundation for ACES.”

Ohio State at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference

Ohio State faculty, staff, students and community partners made 17 presentations on their engagement programs at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference Oct. 7-8 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. More than 25 members of the Ohio State community were in attendance at the conference, which was hosted by the University of Alberta.

Engagement is:

The collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

- Carnegie Foundation (2008)

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