Jennifer Linville, a Crestline native and student at OSU Mansfield presented the results of their academic work through Northeast Ohio Medical University’s HPAC program at the Fourth Annual Scholar’s Day on April 24. Linville’s project, titled The Road Less Traveled, was designed to address a unique health concern specific to Crestline.
More than 800 students presented 300 group projects at HPAC Scholars Day, held annually at NEOMED to demonstrate their year-long efforts to improve community health while gaining valuable hands-on experience in the health professions.
The HPAC program at NEOMED is a pipeline program to engage students and advance them toward training, education and careers in health professions. The program empowers middle and high school students to identify local health concerns and develop grassroots ideas to address such issues in their communities. The students learn to write grant proposals and find necessary resources to develop community programs that address a wide range of health concerns such as mental health, obesity and substance abuse. To learn more about HPAC, visit hpac.us.
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