The Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Students may discuss areas of interest with the CCEP staff in order to develop the best match for a project with the Heartland Alliance.
1. School Based Health Centers:
- Students may discuss their interests in school based health centers and youth development with the CCEP staff. Dependent on the time commitment and project focus, the Health Center staff is willing to discuss their needs in order to identify future projects that advance their organization’s efforts. Commitment to Heartland International Health Center is usually 12 months.
- Past Project: An MPH student evaluated the “Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services” (GAPS) questionnaire and investigated instituting mechanisms to ensure additional services are followed-up. The project deliverable was a comprehensive report outlining program recommendations.
2. Mental Health:
- Assessments: Conduct an evaluation for the requirements or demands for mental health services by a population or community in Chicago.
- Past Project: Two MPH students carried out Senior Needs Assessments and Mental Health Services Assessments in Rogers and Albany Park Chicago.
3. Refugee Health:
- Program support: Work with Heartland staff to develop a project that studies the requirements or demands for refugee and immigrant health services by a population or community in Chicago.
- Public Health Education and curriculum development: Work with Heartland’s staff to identify community needs, and participate in culturally competent and linguistically appropriate trainings and workshops.
4. Homeless Health:
- Program support: Develop, implement, or evaluate an initiative incorporating the requirements or demands for homeless health services by a population or community in Chicago.