Responsive Resourcing (RR) aims to recognize public health barriers unique to the diverse communities or “hubs'' of Houston, including Gulfton, Sunnyside, Pasadena, and Third Ward, as well as uncover the proper resources to help alleviate the health discrepancies in our hubs. RR allows students to gain perspective by engaging in weekly interactive workshops designed to grow awareness of resource gaps, creating opportunities to volunteer in-person and collaborating with community health workers(CHWs) in finding resources for community members across the hubs. Through the experiences RR offers, students will learn about the social determinants of public health concerns specific to Houston and CHW’s unique roles in merging between the community and health institutions.
Plans Moving Forward
- 1 hour per week member expectations
- Members must attend all online meetings, including training, resource matching meetings and workshops.
- Members must attend 3 in person events per semester
*Note: Outreach/volunteering events will occur on the third week of every month and may take up 3-4 hours, but students may leave earlier with prior notice.
Christina Kuruvilla, Biomedical Engineering, Senior
Rosemarie Faustina Le, Honors Biomedical Sciences, Junior
Ben Tran, Kinesiology, Sophomore
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