Thank you to University of Maryland, Presenting Sponsor!

July 6th, 2017

Three divisions of the University of Maryland Medical Center – an academic medical institution – teamed up to be one of three Presenting Sponsors for the Paul’s Place Benefit Breakfasts on May 1 and 2 – a fitting tribute to the university’s 30 year partnership with Paul’s Place. Thank you!

Since 1986, the Paul’s Place Nurses’ Clinic has been operated in partnership with the University of Maryland, School of Nursing, offering basic health check-ups and medical case management for about 500 guests each year, many of whom would not otherwise have access to medical care.

Nursing students now offer health and wellness services three days a week at Paul’s Place: a guest engagement hour and wound clinic on Mondays, the Nurses’ Clinic on Wednesdays, and enhanced medical case management on Thursdays. The goal is to improve health outcomes by connecting patients to primary care physicians, coordinating medical care, helping navigate the insurance and health care systems, and educating patients on behaviors that will improve their health. Kelly Doran, PhD, RN – an assistant professor at the School of Nursing – conducts her faculty practice as our Director of Health and Wellness.

Students from the School of Medicine conduct health risk appraisals of children in our after-school programs and provide health education and clinical case management for the children and their families based on their findings. Students from the School of Public Health teach stress reduction workshops for our guests. The University of Maryland College Park, Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotional Research runs our smoking cessation program and Train Your Brain, a program to teach individuals with a history of addiction to shift their focus to long-term decision-making.

The partnership with the University of Maryland also extends beyond our health and wellness programs. For the last 10 years, students and interns from the School of Social Work have conducted annual program evaluations for Paul’s Place, provided case management services, and have developed new components to existing programs to help our guests become more self-sufficient. Students from the Francis King Carey School of Law mentor elementary, middle, and high school students in our after school program; in fact, the School of Law is our best source of mentors. Also, students, faculty, and staff from just about all of the schools and divisions of the University of Maryland at Baltimore volunteer at Paul’s Place and participate in food and toy drives for the holidays.

Paul’s Place is grateful to the University of Maryland for all the ways the university and health systems support our work. Thank you!