Education for Health

ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78--82

Engagement studios: Students and communities working to address the determinants of health


Lesley Bainbridge1, Susan Grossman2, Shafik Dharamsi3, Jill Porter4, Victoria Wood5 
1 Associate Principal, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
2 Director, Community Development, Community Learning Initiative, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
3 Lead Faculty, Global Health Network, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
4 Advisor-Community Development, Community Learning Initiative, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
5 Project Manager, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Victoria Wood
Project Manager, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia, 400-2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
Canada

Background: This article presents an innovative model for interprofessional community-oriented learning. The Engagement Studios model involves a partnership between community organizations and students as equal partners in conversations and activities aimed at addressing issues of common concern as they relate to the social determinants of health. Methods: Interprofessional teams of students from health and non-health disciplines work with community partners to identify priority community issues and explore potential solutions. Results: The student teams work with a particular community organization, combining their unique disciplinary perspectives to develop a project proposal, which addresses the community issues that have been jointly identified. Approved proposals receive a small budget to implement the project. Discussion: In this paper we present the Engagement Studios model and share lessons learned from a pilot of this educational initiative.


How to cite this article:
Bainbridge L, Grossman S, Dharamsi S, Porter J, Wood V. Engagement studios: Students and communities working to address the determinants of health.Educ Health 2014;27:78-82


How to cite this URL:
Bainbridge L, Grossman S, Dharamsi S, Porter J, Wood V. Engagement studios: Students and communities working to address the determinants of health. Educ Health [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Oct 25 ];27:78-82
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